$304.99 x 6
|Bottles per case
|Price range per bottle
$100.00 and over
Côte de Beaune
White Table Wine
Olivier Leflaive Freres
Referts is the closest vineyard to Meursault 1er Cru Les Charmes. Subtle differences in the soil lead to a wine that is know to be fattier and unctuous. The name Referts refers to ‘a field of bush and rocks’ — the land had to be thoroughly cleared before vines could be planted. The soil is marly at the top and and darker more iron-rich at the bottom, therefore it produces a more unctuous and a fatter wine than the others in Puligny-Montrachet.
After being hand-harvested, the grapes are immediately pressed. Following fermentation, the wine ages 17 months in oak barrels (25% new oak).
The wine leads with a sophisticated and concentrated nose of citrus and apricot aromas and then develops honey and butter notes with age. The finesse of Puligny-Montrachet combined with a dense and fleshy texture makes this another beautiful wine to enjoy now and for the next four years. An ideal partner to seafood, fish in sauce of mature cheeses.
“Quite a rich wine with the full body and tannic base that we normally associate with the neighboring commune of Meursault. So much substance, but the bright, lemon and chalk finish lifts this mass without any trouble at all. Drink or hold.”
94 points, James Suckling, August 2021
“Grapes, which they pick on their chosen date. Lively lemon and lime with a fresh, grapey bouquet, this has good intensity through the middle and power at the back. Long, lime-infused finish.”
91-94 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy, October 2022