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Olivier Leflaive Frères Bourgogne White les Sétilles 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

"Juicy acidity cuts through this firmly structured, mineral wine. Great swathes of fresh citrus and ripe apricots go with the toastiness and dense texture. This is a very terroir driven wine with a long future." *-Wine Enthusiast (93 Points)*"I tasted the domaine bottling of the 2012 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres, i.e. taken back from Anne-Claudes holdings toward Les Caillerets. It has an attractive, floral bouquet with scents of Peach Melba and yellow flowers, all well-defined. The palate is well-balanced with a crisp line of acidity, hints of orange sorbet and fresh lime with a nicely composed finish. There is a touch of spice on the aftertaste. This is very fine and should be worth seeking after bottling." *-Wine Advocate (90 Points)*

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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

"Juicy acidity cuts through this firmly structured, mineral wine. Great swathes of fresh citrus and ripe apricots go with the toastiness and dense texture. This is a very terroir driven wine with a long future." *-Wine Enthusiast (93 Points)*"I tasted the domaine bottling of the 2012 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatieres, i.e. taken back from Anne-Claudes holdings toward Les Caillerets. It has an attractive, floral bouquet with scents of Peach Melba and yellow flowers, all well-defined. The palate is well-balanced with a crisp line of acidity, hints of orange sorbet and fresh lime with a nicely composed finish. There is a touch of spice on the aftertaste. This is very fine and should be worth seeking after bottling." *-Wine Advocate (90 Points)*

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