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Leflaive Meursault Olivier Leflaive 2009

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Meursault is considered to be the capital of white wine as its conbined vineyard area is the largest in the Côte de Beaune. These vineyards are gently sloped between 750 and 850 feet in altitude and face east, which permits optimal exposure to the sun. The abundance of white marl in the soil gives the wines aromas of almonds and hazelnuts along with good structure. Our cuvée comes from a blend of different parcels located in various parts of the village.

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  • 2009

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Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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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

Meursault is considered to be the capital of white wine as its conbined vineyard area is the largest in the Côte de Beaune. These vineyards are gently sloped between 750 and 850 feet in altitude and face east, which permits optimal exposure to the sun. The abundance of white marl in the soil gives the wines aromas of almonds and hazelnuts along with good structure. Our cuvée comes from a blend of different parcels located in various parts of the village.

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