Bourgogne Blanc Les Sétilles 2018

Olivier Leflaive

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 Information

The 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.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Bourgogne
  • Winemaker: Franck Grux
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Argilo-calcareous, Silty-Clay
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chardonnay

Recent Press

  • The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
    "Leflaive's 2018 Bourgogne Blanc Les Sétilles exhibits aromas of yellow orchard fruit, toasted nuts and fresh herbs, followed by a medium-bodied, supple and open-knit palate that lacks a little concentration, reflecting the vintage's copious yields."
  • Forbes Author: Katie Kelly Bell
    Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
    World-Class Wine Deals: Best French Wines For Quality And Value -- "If it’s good enough for the Harry and Meghan, (it was served at their wedding), surely it’s world-class enough for the rest of us? The chardonnay for this wine is sourced from multiple lots in Puligny Montrachet and Meursault villages. It’s complex and richly textured with a vibrant wire of acidity, tropical fruit notes and a thread of citrus."
  • Forbes Author: Brian Freedman
    Date: Friday, July 3, 2020
    "This is a wine of surpassing elegance, slightly reductive initially yet not overwhelmingly so, with aromas of mineral and warm slate, lemon-lime, delicate spice in the peppercorn vein, and lemon blossoms, all preceding a palate of excellent concentration and energy. Interestingly, while there’s less fruit than typical Bourgogne Blancs here, this more than makes up for it with its lemon pith, mineral, and lingering notes of graphite and mashed almonds."
    Grade: Wines Of The Week (07/03/2020)

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