Olivier Leflaive - Puligny Montrachet AC 2016
The Leflaive family has resided in the village of Puligny Montrachet for centuries and it is now home to Maison Olivier Leflaive. With it's variety of 1er Crus and a shared portion of Grand Crus Le Montrachet, Bienvenue-Bâtard Montrachet and Bâtard Montrachet, the terroir of Puligny is second to none. Each year Leflaive produces close to a dozen unique cuvées from these world class Chardonnay vineyards.
Terroir: Olivier Leflaive's village level Puligny Montrachet is sourced from 21 separate plots throughout the appellation. The unique characteristics of each plot combine in the bottle to provide a wine of great richness, complexity and age ability.
Vinification: The lots are hand harvested and sorted at the winery and then undergoes primary and secondary fermentation in barrel and is aged for a total of 12 months in on its lees in 20% new oak. Following a gentle fining the wine is bottled and rests in the cellar for a short period prior to release.
Additional Details editThis famous wine from our domain expresses noble and distinguished aromas with notes of citrus, beautiful minerality and toasted scents. The mouth is elegant and tonic with a very long persistence.
- Appellation: Puligny-Montrachet
- Winemaker: Franck Grux
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Argilo-calcareous
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- Alcohol: 12%
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- Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml
- Pack Size: 12/750ml
- UPC Code: 0 89744-42436 5
- Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Recent News edit
Wine Spectator Rating: 90
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
Focused, charming and open, sporting peach, apple and butterscotch flavors. The acidity shines through on the crisp finish. Should come together nicely in a year. Drink now through 2023.
Author: Allen Meadows
Date: Sunday, April 1, 2018
"Fresh and appealingly layered aromas grudgingly reveal notes of white peach, lavender, citrus zest and hint of oak. The round, caressing and utterly delicious medium-bodied flavors possess a relatively sophisticated mouth feel before ending in a dry, clean and mildly austere finish that offers very good but not special depth."