Meursault 1er Cru Sous le Dos D'âne (Monopole) 2016

Olivier Leflaive

Terroir: Meursault 1er Cru Sous le Dos d’Âne is located next to Meursault Perrières Dessus, on the territory of Blagny. The sloping terroir is on a fat, marly and stony soil, which gives the flint mineral flavor to the wine. The vine happens to suffer from dryness in summer. It is a former Domaine Leflaive property.

Vinification The parcels are hand harvested and undergo alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel. The Maison restricts the use of new oak to just 25% to retain vineyard character. The wines see on average 12 months in barrel before a gentle fining, blending and finally bottling. The wine will rest in bottle for 15-18 months prior to release.

Additional Information

Pretty green-gold in color. The nose is fragrant with honey and spices. The mouth is sumptuous and rich, with elegant mid-palate flavors and lovely texture, bounce, finesse and silkiness.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Meursault
  • Winemaker: Franck Grux
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Calcareous clay
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Saturday, June 1, 2019
    "A rich style, with lemon cake, apple and sweet spice flavors buoyed by vivid acidity. There is concentration and intensity midpalate, and the finish lingers, concluding on a mineral note. Drink now through 2024."
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Sunday, April 1, 2018
    "This is also quite reduced and unreadable. Otherwise there is fine richness to the seductively textured and caressing middle weight flavors that display more obvious minerality on the mildly austere, bone dry and focused finale where a hint of wood surfaces."
    Grade: 89-92 points

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