2009 Domaine Olivier Leflaive Meursault

Year: 2009
Appellation: Cote de Beaune
Country: France
Burghound: 88
White Wine
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"A relatively restrained if not completely mute nose reluctantly offers up notes of peach, pear and acacia blossom that are trimmed in discreet wood toast. The rich, round and fleshy middle weight flavors again have good verve and culminate in a dry, clean and persistent finish but limited depth." (BH)

Winery Notes:
The village of Meursault is an important appellation for Maison Olivier Leflaive as it is the home of chief winemaker Franck Grux. The Maison typically produces up to 10 cuvées including Premiere Crus; Perrières, Charmes, Genevrières, Poruzots and Narvaux.

Olivier Leflaive's Meursault AC is sourced from many parcels within the appellation. Soils are rich in limestone, white marl and clay.

Parcels are vinified separately until the final blend is made after about 12 months in the cellar. The wines are aged in Allier oak with about 20% of it new. After blending the wine is fined and bottled. The Meursault AC is released after 12 months in bottle.

"These vineyards are gently sloped between 750 and 850 feet in altitude and face east, which permits optimal exposure to the sun.

The abundance of white marl in the soil gives the wines aromas of almonds and hazelnuts along with good structure. " --Olivier Leflaive