Olivier Leflaive - St Aubin Charmois 1er Cru 2017
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 Spectator Rating: 91
Author: Bruce Sanderson
Date: Friday, August 14, 2020
"Fresh, offering lemon and floral aromas and flavors, with accents of baking spice. Vivid acidity underscores this sleek white, maintaining definition and length on the finish. Best from 2021 through 2026. 30 cases imported."
The Wine Advocate Rating: 88
Author: William Kelley
Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
"The 2017 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Le Charmois is showing well, opening in the glass with a pretty bouquet of Anjou pear, hazelnut cream, citrus oil and fresh pastry. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and satiny, with lively acids, moderate concentration at the core and a racy, mineral finish."