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Olivier Leflaive Frères Bourgogne 2009

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Situated in the south of the Côte de Beaune, the village of Chassagne-Montrachet has the characteristic of producing not only white wines due to its marly limestone but also red wines (on marly brown limestone). In principle, the best Chardonnay terrain has more oolitic limestone and less clay. The wines are rich and powerful with a long finish. Our blend comes from a "cuvée ronde" assembled from all areas of the appellation along with several lots from young premier cru vines.

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Olivier Leflaive:
The Leflaive family has always had a few hectares of vines in Burgundy, in addition to their farm. Just after the First World War, Olivier’s grandfather, Joseph Leflaive was faced with the failure of his steel factory in Saint-Etienne. His investments in Burgundy were all he had left and he decided to enlarge his wine estate. It became a family-run operation covering some 35 hectar... Read more
The Leflaive family has always had a few hectares of vines in Burgundy, in addition to their farm. Just after the First World War, Olivier’s grandfather, Joseph Leflaive was faced with the failure of his steel factory in Saint-Etienne. His investments in Burgundy were all he had left and he decided to enlarge his wine estate. It became a family-run operation covering some 35 hectares. His son, Joseph Régis, was in insurance and along with his brother Vincent, decided to take over the reins in 1953. The estate soon began producing top-flight wines, mainly due to the arrival of air conditioning in Puligny in the 1970s. This was a major step for winemakers in this village which sits two meters above the water table and as such, had no underground cellars. Read less

Situated in the south of the Côte de Beaune, the village of Chassagne-Montrachet has the characteristic of producing not only white wines due to its marly limestone but also red wines (on marly brown limestone). In principle, the best Chardonnay terrain has more oolitic limestone and less clay. The wines are rich and powerful with a long finish. Our blend comes from a "cuvée ronde" assembled from all areas of the appellation along with several lots from young premier cru vines.

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