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La Cave de Reverolle CHF 89.00 750ml
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Olivier Leflaive Chardonnay Saint-Aubin Premier Cru 2008

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The most celebrated white wine village in Burgundy, Puligny-Montrachet has soils of calcareous clay, rich in limestone, with good drainage and excellent exposure. Made from a cuvée ronde blend, from the 21 different plots in the Puligny-Montrachet village AOC. The growing is made 100% French oak barrels with 20% of new oak. Main identity is highlighted with aromas of honey, citrus, exotic fruits and white flowers, with a very long and complex mineral finish.

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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

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The most celebrated white wine village in Burgundy, Puligny-Montrachet has soils of calcareous clay, rich in limestone, with good drainage and excellent exposure. Made from a cuvée ronde blend, from the 21 different plots in the Puligny-Montrachet village AOC. The growing is made 100% French oak barrels with 20% of new oak. Main identity is highlighted with aromas of honey, citrus, exotic fruits and white flowers, with a very long and complex mineral finish.

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