Meursault 1er Cru Bouchères 2011

Olivier Leflaive

The village of Meursault is an important appellation for Maison Olivier Leflaive as it is the home of chief winemaker Franck Grux. The Maison typically produces up to 10 cuvées including Premiere Crus; Perrières, Charmes, Genevrières, Poruzots, Bouchères and Narvaux.

Terroir: 1er Cru Bouchères, sitting just south of the village is one of the most northern of Meursault’s 1er Crus. The vineyard sits mid-hillside with Les Porozots just south and a small wooded, rocky area just up the hill. Soils are well drained and based in clay and limestone.

Vinification The parcels are hand harvested and undergo alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel. The Maison restricts the use of new oak to just 20% to retain vineyard character. The wines see on average 12-15 months in barrel before a gentle fining, blending and finally bottling. The wine will rest in bottle for 15-18 months prior to release.

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Recent Press

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014
    "A heavy dose of toasty oak lends a smoky quality to this white. Apple, lemon and butterscotch flavors chime in as the bright acidity drives the wine to a long conclusion. Best from 2015 through 2022."
  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
    An elegant, pure and classy nose of high-toned citrus, acacia blossom, white orchard fruit and a hint of green tea. There is a refined mouth feel to the relatively delicate, pure and intense middle weight flavors where a subtle mineral streak adds lift. This is a well-balanced and harmonious effort.
    Grade: 89-92 pts

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