Wine Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru AOC "Clos Saint-Marc", 2012
The wine is characterized by a clear golden straw color.
Taste wine generous, rich, spicy, well-structured, with hints of exotic fruit and a light salty. Aftertaste live long.
In the aromatic bouquet of wine trapped light floral tones of lime, apple and lemon notes, which are beautifully complemented by nuances of oak and minerals.
The wine goes well with oily sea fish, grilled seafood with sweet sauce, pork with cream sauce.
A small section of Clos Saint marc vineyard belongs to Premier Cru Vergers. Olivier Leflaive bought this vineyard of 0.8 ha in 1998. The vineyard is located near Puligny-Montrachet and Saint-Aubin, and its eastern exposure is ideal for Chardonnay grapes. The soil here has a reddish hue, which indicates the presence of iron, but in contrast to the vineyards on the west side of the soil in this area is not as "heavy", so the wines are elegant and delicate. Harvesting is carried out manually. Before fermentation cold maceration is conducted. Vinification is carried out by conventional methods for Burgundy. Wine is aged on the lees in oak barrels for 12 months. The wine has excellent potential storage - 10-16 years.
One of the great winemakers of France - Olivier Leflaive is also known as a great guitarist who in 1972-1979 he worked as musical director in Paris, in 1982, he left the stage, deciding to follow in the footsteps of his father. Olivier began working in the family business - Domaine Leflaive, which was founded in the XVIII century, but later decides to set up its economy. He aims - the production of great red and white wines of Burgundy, who would be available for all fans. Domain Olivier Leflaive Freres was founded by Olivier, his brother Patrick and his uncle Vincent in 1984. In addition, from 1990 to 1994, Olivier was one of the managers of the family business.
Today farming Olivier Leflaive owns approximately 12 hectares of vineyards in appellasonah Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault Premiers Crus, Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru, Bourgogne Aligoté and others. In order to get enough quality wine of excellent raw materials, you also need to use modern technology combined with time-tested traditional approach to production. To create your own wine farm Olivier Leflaive uses the best grapes grown on their own vineyards or purchased from other well-known enterprises from the Côte d'Or wines are produced and maintained in accordance with the highest standards. Today farming Olivier Leflaive is one of the best producers of Burgundy, its founder Olivier Leflaive and a team of experienced oenologists rely on experience and intuition in order to preserve the image and high reputation. All wines Olivier Leflaive Freres are a clear reflection of the unique nature of each Burgundy appellasona.