Wine Olivier Leflaive Freres, Auxey-Duresses AOC, 2017
The wine is light golden color with pale green highlights.
The taste of wine a rich, full, full-bodied, with a strong structure and a pleasant, lingering aftertaste.
The wine has a beautiful, balanced aroma with hints of fresh almond and apple rennet, supplemented biscuit and mineral nuances.
The wine goes well with fish and seafood.
Auxey-Duresses vineyards are located between Meursault and Saint-Romain. Here on the southern slopes of the white grape varieties are grown and on the north - red. Terroir is marked very warm climate and plenty of sunshine during the day, so when harvested berries reach excellent maturity. Here, on the soil of marly limestones born gorgeous green-gold Chardonnay with hints of hay, honey and green apple. After hand-picking harvest maceration takes place at low temperatures, followed by a traditional vinification, taking place in French oak barrels. The wine is aged in oak barrels on the lees for 11 months. Vintage 2011 has good storage potential in 5-7 years, and over the years reveals a multifaceted palette of shades.
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 18th 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 vineyards in the appellation 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 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.