Olivier Leflaive - Bourgogne Blanc Les Sétilles 2017
Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Sétilles (family garden) has become one of the most popular items in the entire Frederick Wildman portfolio. Year in/ year out this wine represents impeccable quality and unsurpassed value in the French wine category. This wine exceeds expectations of even the most discriminating of palates.
Terroir: Les Sétilles is sourced from vineyards within the communes of Puligny Montrachet and Meursault, with each village representing roughly half of the final blend. Grapes are sourced from multiple plots within each village in an effort to maximize complexity of the final wine.
Vinification: Vintage consistency is the goal with this wine so the blending of lots and aging technique will vary according. Roughly 60% of the wine is aged in Allier oak, only 10% of which is new. The remaining 40% of the wine is aged in stainless steel to preserve clean varietal character.
Additional Details editThe aromas of white flowers, peach, grilled almond and lemon peel dominate on a mineral-tinged background. The attack is full and warm on the palate with a lively and greedy finish.
- Appellation: Bourgogne
- Winemaker: Franck Grux
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Argilo-calcareous, Silty-Clay
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- Alcohol: 13%
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- Sizes Available: 750ml
- Pack Size: 12/750ml
- UPC Code: 0 89744-42242 2
- Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Recent News edit
Wine Enthusiast Rating: 88
Author: Roger Voss
Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
"A blend from vineyards in Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet, this wine is the epitome of an open, attractive white Burgundy. Its touch of spice and toast, baked apples and light minerality are well integrated and ready to go. Drink now."
Wine Spectator Online Rating: 87
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Date: Sunday, September 1, 2019
"This is bright, showing lemon, apple and light spice notes on a sleek frame. Leaves a mouthwatering impression. Drink now. 8,331 cases imported."
Author: Rachel King
Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
Seven Ways to Enjoy White (Wine) After Labor Day -- "The Leflaive family has had roots in Burgundy—specifically Côte de Beaune, a beloved appellation of Burgundy wine—since 1717, making them one of the finest examples of Puligny-Montrachet wine. This Bourgogne Blanc is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, exhibiting aromas of white flowers, peach, grilled almond, and lemon peel with a mineral-tinged background.
JamesSuckling.com Rating: 91
Author: James Suckling
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
"As always a fresh and clean white with sliced cooked apples, lemons, some mango and a hint of stone. Medium-bodied, clean and bright. Drink now."
Decanter Rating: 90
Author: Tim Atkin MW
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
"No fewer than 65 parcels go into this commendably reliable cuvée, sourced from vineyards in Rully, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and the Hautes Côtes. It's lightly wooded, appealingly fresh and showing good citrus-like ping. Drinking Window 2019 - 2022"