Wines

The Signature Wine from Olivier Leflaive
Location

Production area : 35 ha
Altitude : 230-250 m

Terroir

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 wine is produced like the greatest.
Soil : Calcareus clay, Stilty clay

In the vineyard

Wine-Growing method : sustainable
Harvest: 90 % manual, 10% mechanical

Vinification

At their arrival in our cellar, the grapes are immediately and carefully pressed with a pneumatic press .
90 % crushed grappes, 10% destemmed grappes
Finning: yes
Filtration :Yes

Ageing

14 months (whose 5 months in stainless steel tank)
80% in oak barrels (whose 10% of new oak), 20 % in stainless steel

Serving

Serving temperature : 10-12°C
Should be drunk between 2021 and 2026

Tasting notes

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.

Food and wine pairings

Ideal during the aperitif, with charcuteries or goat cheeses.

Alcohol content

13,5

Grapes

Chardonnay : 100 %

This year’s Les Sétilles has more declassified village wines included than usual when the wine didn’t correspond to Franck’s idea of its appellation. 80% has been made in barrel. Pale lemon colour, heavenly nose, perfumed without heat, superb balance. Leaner than expected on the palate, a good thing in 2019, with some lime blossom notes infusing the light plum fruit in the mouth.

Jasper Morris
Inside Burgundy , 87pts , 2021-01-14