$52.99 x 12
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$50.00 – 99.99
Côte de Beaune
White Table Wine
Olivier Leflaive Freres
Les Sétilles is a selection of Chardonnay from 60 plots located in the villages of Puligny and Meursault, 41-year-old vines growing in calcareous and silt clays. 30% of the fruit is de-stemmed (but not crushed) before it is pressed. 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 wine is full and warm on the palate with a lively finish. Versatile with food, this wine shines as an aperitif, or with charcuterie and goat cheeses.
“This is pricy for a Bourgogne AOP, but there is obviously something else going on here. It is based on vines just below Pouilly Montrachet and Meursault but fills in with some Hautes Cotes De Beaune and Chalonnais fruit. It has complexity, detail and depth equalling its price, with lifted toasty, hazelnut, flinty reductive notes, honeycomb waxiness and ripe pear. It is medium weight, fleshy, tender yet firm and drying on the finish, with plenty of minerality. The length is excellent to outstanding.” 94 points, David Lawrason, Wine Align, December 2022
“One might wonder if Les Sétilles could be derivative of Sept-Îles, as in “seven islands” but in fact the expression refers to a “family garden.” The chardonnay comes by way of a selection combed out of 60 plots and an average of 40-plus year-old vines found in the villages of Puligny and Meursault. Calcareous and silt clays are the predominant and consistent soil types for a Bourgogne AOC that uses a lieu-dit to tie all these selections of fruit together. Perhaps seven islands is not so far-fetched as we imagine a seascape predating vineyards as an ancient seabed dotted with said islands. All these aromatic notes and palate bursts are connected to that time long ago with crustaceous and bivalve marine life coming through today in such an unmistakable saltiness. This is expensive for the appellative ideal and we could all be reminded that this is a master estate putting 60 pieces seamlessly and purposefully together. Spot on Bourgogne Blanc indeed. Drink 2022-2025.” 92 points, Michael Godel, Wine Align, December 2022