Country: France Region: Burgundy
Vintage: 2016 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Oliver Leflaive
The philosophy of Olivier Leflaive is to produce simply great wines. There are no secrets to this – everything starts in the vines with good grapes. Olivier, Franck and their team are lucky to have strong relationships with some of the best winegrowers on the Côte, people who grow their vines with care and attention.
Although the quality of the harvest is key, vinification and ageing also play a major role in bringing out the essence of each appellation. Franck Grux and Philippe Grillet make it their daily task to ensure the quality of the wines and respect for the terroir. As such, the estate’s approach is to treat each cuvée individually.
Facing East / South-East, this terroir is part of the most historic white wines of the village. The subsoil is limestone marly and covers the whole of vineyard area in a slope. Wine produced from one supplying with vines of different ages. The soil is comprised of mainly Calcareous Clay.
Starting with aromas of apricot and peach, this wine displays flattering touches of honey and quince with time.
Ideal with fish or seafood cooked in sauce, this wine will also go very well with goat cheese.
"All barrel with 17% new wood which does indeed give a little toasty note to the nose. Mors pear at first then the characteristic apple, with an excellent density on the palate without being heavy. Touch of compote me thinks."
(Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy, January 2020)