2016 Domaine Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles

Year: 2016
Appellation: Cote de Beaune
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 87
James Suckling: 91
Burghound: 86
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
Price :
$19.95

$28 LIST PRICE…STUNNING FRENCH CHARDONNAY VALUE, DECLASSIFIED PULIGNY & MEURSAULT!!

"Tart apple, lemon and stone flavors line this taut white. Inviting, persisting through the moderately long finish. Drink now. 9,000 cases imported. -BS" (WS)

"A tangy and fresh white with sliced lemons and hints of dried tea leaves and flowers. Medium body, bright acidity and a long, flavorful finish. Drink now. " (JS)

"Notes of matchstick, lemon zest and essence of pear introduce slightly more voluminous flavors that possess both good texture and richness while offering nice punch on the clean, bright and citrusy finish." (BH)

Winery Notes:
Summary:
Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne Blanc Les Setilles (family garden) has become one of the most popular items in the entire Frederick Wildman portfolio. Year in/ year out this wine represents impeccable quality and unsurpassed value in the French wine category. This wine exceeds expectations of even the most discriminating of palates.

Terroir:
Les Setilles is sourced from vineyards within the communes of Puligny Montrachet and Meursault, with each village representing roughly half of the final blend. Grapes are sourced from multiple plots within each village in an effort to maximize complexity of the final wine.

Vinification:
Vintage consistency is the goal with this wine so the blending of lots and aging technique will vary according. Roughly 60% of the wine is aged in Allier oak, only 10% of which is new. The remaining 40% of the wine is aged in stainless steel to preserve clean varietal character.