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Olivier Leflaive - Volnay AC 2017

Overview

Terroir: Leflaive's Volnay is sourced from select parcels spread throughout the appellation.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested prior to fermentation and aging in a combination of new and used oak barrels and stainless steel.

Additional Details edit

Volnay wines are feminine, if only one word shall be used. Evolving throughout red fruits and violet aromas, their roundness makes them very seducing, with soft yet firm tannins. It is a distinguished and elegant wine, known as a great representative of the Côte de Beaune.

Technical Details
  • Appellation: Volnay
  • Winemaker: Franck Grux
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
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  • Alcohol: 12%
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent News edit

Wine Spectator Online Rating: 89

Author: Bruce Sanderson

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

"An oaky version, this reveals cherry, currant and iron notes, with vanilla and smoke accents. Firm and toned, finishing long. Flamboyant in style. Drink now. 100 cases imported."

The Wine Advocate

Author: William Kelley

Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019

"Aromas of ripe cherries, black raspberries, spices and rose hips introduce the 2017 Volnay Village, a medium to full-bodied, velvety and fleshy wine with a succulent core of fruit, powdery structuring tannins and ripe acids. This is a charming, nicely balanced Volnay that will have some aging potential."

Wine Enthusiast Rating: 91

Author: Roger Voss

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019

"Typical of the opulence of a juicy Volnay, this wine is generous and full of black fruits. The fruits combine with a backdrop of tannins and with plenty of acidity to give a ripe wine that will be ready from 2020."