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Chassagne-Montrachet Abbeye de Morgeot Premier Cru Olivier Leflaive 2011

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Abbaye de Morgeot has been managed by Olivier Leflaive Freres for years and now is part of the new Domaine Olivier Leflaive. Their first vintage for these Domaine wines was 2010. Chassagne Montrachet's 1er Cru Morgeot is the largest of the appellations 1er Crus with over 143 acres. The Abbeye has its own unique terroir within the vineyard. Chardonnay grapes are hand harvested and pressed as whole berries upon arrival at the winery. Fermentation occurs entirely in oak, 25% of which is new. The young wines are aged in oak for a total of 12 months before resting in stainless steel for an additional 5 months prior to bottling. Wine Spectator scored it 91 points saying "An iron note graces the apple, lemon and buttered pastry flavors in this vibrant white. Taut and steely, with a lingering stony finish. A bit sharp, but will appeal to fans of acidity. Best from 2016 through 2024."

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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

External Reviews for Chassagne-Montrachet Abbeye de Morgeot Premier Cru Olivier Leflaive

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Source: WineExpress.com
02/04/2015

Abbaye de Morgeot has been managed by Olivier Leflaive Freres for years and now is part of the new Domaine Olivier Leflaive. Their first vintage for these Domaine wines was 2010. Chassagne Montrachet's 1er Cru Morgeot is the largest of the appellations 1er Crus with over 143 acres. The Abbeye has its own unique terroir within the vineyard. Chardonnay grapes are hand harvested and pressed as whole berries upon arrival at the winery. Fermentation occurs entirely in oak, 25% of which is new. The young wines are aged in oak for a total of 12 months before resting in stainless steel for an additional 5 months prior to bottling. Wine Spectator scored it 91 points saying "An iron note graces the apple, lemon and buttered pastry flavors in this vibrant white. Taut and steely, with a lingering stony finish. A bit sharp, but will appeal to fans of acidity. Best from 2016 through 2024."



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