Olivier Leflaive, Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles 2020
Brand : Olivier Leflaive
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Below 230m altitude, producing AOC village wines is not authorized. Often a simple path separates the Bourgognes area from its well-named neighbors. The soil is quite rich in colluvium and small pebbles. The wine comes from a blend of around sixty selected plots located both in the village of Puligny-Montrachet and also in Meursault. Three plots of the Côte Chalonnaise and ten in the Hautes Côte de Beaune complete the supplies.
The aromas of white flowers, peach, grilled almond and lemon peel dominate on a mineral background. The attack is full and warm on the palate with a lively and greedy finish.
The Leflaive family has been rooted in Puligny Montrachet since 1717. In the 20th century Joseph Leflaive (1870-1953), a descendant of the founder, Claude Leflaive, steadily acquired parcels of prime premier and grand cru vineyards, beginning in Puligny and later across Cote de Beaune and beyond. His sons, Vincent and Jo, took over in 1953. In 1984 Olivier Leflaive, Jo’s son, established with brother, Patrick, Olivier Leflaive Freres, which was set up to act as the negociant (a wine buyer and seller) of Domaine Leflaive, and subsequently rented back selected parcels owned by the brothers to their cousin Anne-Claude Leflaive, Vincent’s daughter, who took on increasing responsibilities at the Domaine. However, by 2012, the brothers’ rented parcels to the Domaine came back to Olivier Leflaive Freres, including: Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru; Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru; Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Pucelles; Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres; and Meursault 1er Cru Blagny Sous le Dos d’Âne. So, over time, the brothers’ firm became a grower and a negociant. As a negociant that focuses on forging durable relationships with some of the best winegrowers on the Cote de Beaune, Olivier Leflaive Freres bottles exemplary AC regional, village, Premiers Crus and Grands Crus, such as wines from Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Les Chaumees, Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Les Vergers, Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Abbaye de Morgeot and Chassagne-Montrachet Clos St Marc, and Rully Raclot.