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Olivier Leflaive - Chablis 1er Cru Cote de Lechet 2009

Overview

Originally named "Grand Costes de Milly" the Côte de Léchet vineyard is a 92 acres Leux-dits within the heart of Chablis.

Terroir: The source for the Leflaive Côte de Léchet comes from an extraordinarily steep portion of the vineyard with slopes as steep at 38%. This location is ideal as the vines receive full sun. The soil drains quickly and is made up primarily of small pebbles which result in very low yields.

Vinification: Because of the unique terroir of the vineyard the vines typically yield grapes of great ripeness and concentration. The wine is aged entirely in stainless steel.

This is a powerful Chablis with great ripeness that exhibits the floral character of Chardonnay and the purity and high-toned acidity of Chablis.

Additional Details edit

Medium to full in body, layered with white fruit, a touch of honey and citrus, mineral and grass on the palate cleansing finish. Built for oysters or any other shellfish.

Recent News edit

Wine Spectator Rating: 88

Author: Bruce Sanderson

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"Full of peach and ripe apple flavors, as well as a butterscotch accent. This white offers freshness, which keeps it from cloying and extends the finish."