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Olivier Leflaive Bienvenues Batard Montrachet 1997

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Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24h, thenracking and running into cask of the must. Alcoholic fermentacion in oak casks, 25% new (maxi 1/2 Vosages, mini 1/2 Allier) Maturing: After 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is for bottling. Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary Biodynamic Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring

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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

Long, gentle pneumatic pressing, decanting over 24h, thenracking and running into cask of the must. Alcoholic fermentacion in oak casks, 25% new (maxi 1/2 Vosages, mini 1/2 Allier) Maturing: After 12 months in cask, the wine is aged 6 months in tank where it is for bottling. Homeopathic fining and very light filtering if necessary Biodynamic Manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation of choice of date through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring

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