2019 Olivier Leflaive Pommard, Burgundy, France
ABOUT THIS WINE
Planted in a terroir with very different natures of soil, we have to choose a style without underestimate the entire and even a little bit rustic character which corresponds to the wines from Pommard when they are young. We chose to produce an elegant wine with the vineyards located mainly in the hillsides (Chanlins, Refènes, Grands Poisots, Cras, En Moigelot et La Croix Planet). The nature of the soil is mainly brown and limestone. The grapes from several plots are blended in the tanks.
Soil : Calcareous clay
Harvest is 100 % manual and upon their arrival in our cellar, the grapes are carefully sorted in order to keep only the healthy grapes at an optimal ripeness. 100% whole berries with no fining. Lenticulaire filtration for a clear finish.
The wine is aged for 16 months (whose 4 months in stainless steel tank) in 100 % oak barrels (whose 33 % of new oak)
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
The philosophy of Olivier Leflaive is to produce simply great wines. There are no secrets to this – everything starts in the vines with good grapes. Olivier, Franck and their team are lucky to have strong relationships with some of the best winegrowers on the Côte, people who grow their vines with care and attention.
Although the quality of the harvest is key, vinification and ageing also play a major role in bringing out the essence of each appellation. Franck Grux and Philippe Grillet make it their daily task to ensure the quality of the wines and respect for the terroir. As such, the estate’s approach is to treat each cuvée individually.
In a similar way, Olivier has continued to expand his estate since its creation. Running the business means guaranteeing maximum control over the vines. Today, the estate covers some 17 hectares, and is the result of carefully-managed acquisitions over the years.
Olivier Leflaive’s vocation is not just about making good wine. It is also about bringing a human face to the world of wine and breathing fresh life into it.
Maintaining a personalized and convivial relationship with his clients, taking the time to share the richness, diversity and sensitivity of the world of wine through a complete oeno-touristic immersion from vine to glass – these are some of Olivier Leflaive’s other ambitions.