Olivier Leflaive - Montrachet Grand Cru 2019
The most majestic of the worlds white wines, the rare Chardonnays of Le Montrachet represent the finest and most age worthy white wines made anywhere.
Terroir: Evenly split between the appellations of Puligny and Chassagne Montrachet, the 10-acre Grand Cru of Le Montrachet sits fittingly at the top of the slope with a near perfect southeast exposure. The soil is well drained and made up primarily of a calcareous subsoil covered by a thin layer of brown, organic soil.
Vinification Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation takes place entirely in oak, 30% of which is new. The wine ages on its lees for a minimum of 15 months in the Leflaive cellars. The Montrachet is aged in bottle for 18 months prior to release.
Olivier Leflaive Le Montrachet is one of the rarest wines in the entire Frederick Wildman portfolio with well under 100 cases allocated to the U.S. market.
Additional Details editAn iconic wine that reveals its grandeur in a subtle bouquet of white flowers, apple, ripe pear, spices and mineral notes. Smooth and intense on the palate, this wine has excellent precision and a remarkable long finish. Technical Details
- Appellation: Montrachet
- Winemaker: Franck Grux
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Calcareous
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- Alcohol: 12%
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- Pack Size: 6/750ml
- Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Recent News edit
JamesSuckling.com Rating: 97
Author: James Suckling
Date: Friday, August 6, 2021
"This Montrachet is at once very rich and very delicate with so much floral and candied-citrus character, as well as a touch of herbal freshness. In spite of the substantial structure on the full-bodied palate, this is really graceful at the very long, complete finish. Drink or hold."