DOMAINE OLIVIER LEFLAIVE frères, Puligny-Montrachet
Brothers of Anne-Claude Leflaive, Olivier and Patrick run this estate with 12 ha of vineyards in the best climates of the Côte de Beaune. The wines, made in collaboration with in-house oenologist Franck Grux, are intense, purely defined with intelligent use of oak. In addition, they source grapes and must from a handful of dedicated growers.
Today, Olivier spends his time between his winery and greeting visitors to his “Table d’Olivier Leflaive” restaurant and guest house located in the heart of Puligny village.
Bourgogne ‘Cuvée Margot’ shows raspberry and cherry character with hints of damp soil and game. Medium-bodied with clean, crisp red fruit flavours and spices on the palate.
“Leflaive is a legendary name in Burgundy, and is associated with some of the greatest white wines in the World. Small supplies of Olivier Leflaive`s Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet are fought over by wine lovers each year. Generic Burgundy red can be sourced from across the whole region, but Leflaive sources only from small single vineyards in and around Beaune. The result is a light but vibrant wine with tangy savoury notes, light tart raspberry, touches of kir and a grippy, firm finish. It is a solid, attractive wine with no artifice.” Tomas Clancy, Sunday Business Post – Sunday 8th March 2009 – 89pts