Olivier Leflaive - Meursault 1er Cru Poruzots 2018
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 and Narvaux.
Terroir: Meursault 1er Cru Poruzots is located in the heart of the appellation just south of the village and bordering Les Genevrières to the south. The overall vineyard is 72 acres and Olivier Leflaive owns a small portion of it. Soils are rocky and dominated by 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.
Additional Details editIt is a classic in our Domain. The wine is structured and expresses hazelnut, white fruits and mirabelle. It is concentrated and gorgeous on the palate with a long and elegant finish.
- Appellation: Meursault
- Winemaker: Franck Grux
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Argilo-calcareous
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- Alcohol: 12%
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- Pack Size: 12/750ml
- Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Recent News edit
The Wine Advocate Rating: 93
Author: William Kelley
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
"The 2018 Meursault 1er Cru Le Porusot (Récolte du Domaine) has turned out very nicely, opening in the glass with notes of citrus oil, Anjou pear, toasted hazelnuts and struck match. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive, it's elegantly textural, with fine depth at the core, tangy acids and a long, precise finish. Impressively concentrated and dynamic for the vintage, it is well worth seeking out."