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Olivier Leflaive Rully "Rabource" Premier Cru 2012

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"Maison Olivier Leflaive takes great pride in the quality and value of their selections from the Côte Chalonnaise. These villages are situated to the south of the Cote de Beaune and represent a lighter, more fruit driven style of Chardonnay. Olivier Leflaive produces several cuvées from the villages of Montagny and Rully.In an effort to increase the quality of the final blend, Olivier Leflaive vinifies each parcel separately. Each wine is aged on its lees for 6-7 months in not more than 15% new oak. Following their time in barrel the wine is blended and aged for an additional 9 months in stainless steel. During this time the wine is fined and lightly filtered before bottling." -Winemaker's Notes"This is a gloriously juicy wine, full of melon, apricot and the brightest citrus flavors. This fruit salad is given structure by the wood and the tangy, zesty edge. It drinks well now, still young and fresh, but will be better aged." *-Wine Enthusiast*

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Varietal: Chardonnay
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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

"Maison Olivier Leflaive takes great pride in the quality and value of their selections from the Côte Chalonnaise. These villages are situated to the south of the Cote de Beaune and represent a lighter, more fruit driven style of Chardonnay. Olivier Leflaive produces several cuvées from the villages of Montagny and Rully.In an effort to increase the quality of the final blend, Olivier Leflaive vinifies each parcel separately. Each wine is aged on its lees for 6-7 months in not more than 15% new oak. Following their time in barrel the wine is blended and aged for an additional 9 months in stainless steel. During this time the wine is fined and lightly filtered before bottling." -Winemaker's Notes"This is a gloriously juicy wine, full of melon, apricot and the brightest citrus flavors. This fruit salad is given structure by the wood and the tangy, zesty edge. It drinks well now, still young and fresh, but will be better aged." *-Wine Enthusiast*

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