More than 20 years after his death, the Leflaive family wanted to pay a vibrant tribute to Vincent Leflaive, Olivier’s uncle and the man behind the international success of the eponymous wine estate. Olivier Leflaive has created “Oncle Vincent”, a Grand white Burgundy, from its best vineyards in Puligny-Montrachet.
Olivier Leflaive : “Only grapes from the territory of Puligny-Montrachet, a village he loved so much, could pay tribute to my uncle Vincent. He has been a model for me and a valuable support during the creation of Maison Olivier Leflaive. When we talked about this project to our importers, they immediately expressed an amazing enthusiasm. This project is now concert and “Oncle Vincent” will be available in different parts of the world, like all of our wines.”
This new Grand Burgundy white was born in the 2012 vintage. Its aromas express white fruits (pear, peach), with buttery notes. A lovely freshness on the palate, a creamy texture, well-structured and with a tension that makes it remarkable. The selection of the vines gives a more aristocratic touch to this white Burgundy wine, with minerality and great intensity. So Puligny, in fact!