Olivier Leflaive - St Aubin Charmois 1er Cru 2015
OverviewTerroir: Located on the side of Chassagne-Montrachet, this vineyard grows on white and very calcareous soils. The steep slope gives early maturity. It has become a very famous terroir for the last fifteen years.
Vinification: The parcels are hand harvested and undergo alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel. The Maison restricts the use of new oak to just 15% to retain vineyard character. The wines age for 12 months in barrel before a gentle fining, blending and finally bottling.
Additional Details editNose of peach, ripe apple, vanilla, enhanced by notes of dried fruits, it reveals great aromatic fullness and richness on the palate with discreet sharpness that gives a beautiful finish.
- Appellation: Chassagne-Montrachet
- Winemaker: Franck Grux
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Calcareous Clay
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- Alcohol: 13%
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- Sizes Available: 750ml
- Pack Size: 12/750ml
- Varietals: 100% Chardonnay
Recent News edit
Wine Enthusiast Rating: 88
Author: Roger Voss
Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
"Lightly touched by wood aging, this is a ripe wine, smooth although with enough acidity to allow it to age. It is generous, rich with citrus and quince fruit, floral and already delicious to drink for its fruitiness."
Wine Spectator Online Rating: 89
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
"A lean style, this displays lime and apple flavors, with light toast notes. Builds in intensity, offering a tannic sensation on the lingering finish. Best from 2018 through 2023."
Burghound Rating: 89
Author: Allen Meadows
Date: Monday, June 12, 2017
"A pretty and nicely layered nose reflects notes of essence of pear and apple where additional nuance is present in the form of floral and matchstick hints. The round, delicious and relatively generously proportioned flavors possess good punch and notably better depth on the clean, persistent and delicious finish."