Olivier Leflaive Frères “Les Sétilles” 2016

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France Burgundy
Chardonnay
Type: White Table Wine
Vintage: 2016

Les Setilles is a selection of Chardonnay from 60 plots located in the villages of Puligny and Meursault. 41 year old vines growing in calcareous and stilts clays. 30% of the fruit is destemmed but not crushed. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks and the wine ages for 14 months in oak barriques, 12% of which are first-fill.

 

The aromas of white flowers, peach, grilled almond and lemon peel dominate on a mineral background. The attack is full and warm on the palate with a lively and greedy finish. Ideal as an aperitif, with charcuteries or goat cheeses.

 

“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.”

91 points, JamesSuckling.com, Feb 2018