Olivier Leflaive - Chassagne Montrachet AC 2017
Chassagne Montrachet and Puligny Montrachet are the heart of Burgundy's white wine region with the two most famous of Grand Crus -Bâtard-Montrachet and Le Montrachet- split almost evenly between the two communes. The wines produced here represent the pinnacle in quality Chardonnay.
Terroir: Chassagne's vineyards begin with the Grand Crus in the north and work their way south/southeast along the hillside. The Olivier Leflaive Chassagne Montrachet AC is produced using the "cuvée ronde" method blending multiple plots from throughout the appellation to produce a final blend of rich complexity. A sizable portion of the final blend is declassified 1er Cru fruit.
Vinification: The juice from each plot is vinified and aged separately. Primary fermentatio, malolactic fermentation and aging takes place in 100% Allier oak, about 20% of which is new. The wines are aged in the cellars for a minimum of twelve months prior to racking and blending followed by another 15-18 months in bottle before release.
Olivier Leflaive Chassagne Montrachet is a rich, powerful and age worthy Chardonnay true to the characteristics of this famous appellation.
Additional Details editA rich and powerful wine with a remarkable persistence and a nose dominated by aromas of acacia, sweet spices and white flesh ripe fruits.
- Appellation: Chassagne-Montrachet
- Winemaker: Franck Grux
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Argilo-calcareous, Silty-Clay
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- Alcohol: 12%
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- Pack Size: 12/750ml
- Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Recent News edit
The Wine Advocate Rating: 87
Author: William Kelley
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
"Aromas of ripe pear, hazelnuts, mandarin oil and fresh peach introduce the 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet Village, a medium to full-bodied, generous and fleshy wine with ripe acids, a gourmand core and a saline finish. It's an expressive, nicely balanced effort from Olivier Leflaive."
Wine Enthusiast Rating: 90
Author: Roger Voss
Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
"This wine is rich and concentrated, full of ripe white fruit and acidity with a judicious touch of wood. Its acidity, mineral texture and toastiness give this blend of parcels across the appellation the essential aging potential. Drink from 2021."