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Olivier Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet 2012

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Olivier Leflaive 2012 Chevalier-Montrachet is 100% Chardonnay biodynamically farmed, harvested by hand and aged in oak barrels. This elegant Grand Cru white Burgundy offers aromas of buttery pastry, fruit and sweet spices on the nose. On the palate complex layered flavors of fruit and spice with creamy texture, good minerality and a lovely finish. Pairs well with with foie gras, caviar, white fish, seafood, chicken, veal or creamy mushroom sauce.

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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

Olivier Leflaive 2012 Chevalier-Montrachet is 100% Chardonnay biodynamically farmed, harvested by hand and aged in oak barrels. This elegant Grand Cru white Burgundy offers aromas of buttery pastry, fruit and sweet spices on the nose. On the palate complex layered flavors of fruit and spice with creamy texture, good minerality and a lovely finish. Pairs well with with foie gras, caviar, white fish, seafood, chicken, veal or creamy mushroom sauce.

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