Chassagne-Montrachet Blanchots 2018 - Olivier Leflaive

Olivier Leflaive

Chassagne-Montrachet Blanchots 2018


“Though classified only as a village wine, this part of Blanchots lies just below the Grand Cru Criots-Bâtard-Montrachet. Pale lemon and lime, this also has a lime infused mineral crunch to it. Good length too with an interesting finish.” – Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy

Olivier Leflaive’s Chassagne-Montrachet Blanchots comes from an extension of the Grand Cru Criots Bâtard-Montrachet. Here, the soil contains a little more clay than its famous neighbour’s, which means it holds a little more water in long and hot summers like 2018’s. So, sit back and enjoy the notes of broad fruit, honey, ripe pear, lemon peel, flint, white flowers, chalk and fresh butter, and revel in the money you just saved by opting for this over a Premier or Grand Cru.

2018 was a rare vintage, yielding both quantity and quality. As Jancis Robinson notes, “The unexpectedly crisp wines charmed early tasters.” So, these are wines that Chardonnay lovers need to be all over.

Olivier Leflaive is part of one of Burgundy’s most iconic dynasties. He co-ran Domaine Leflaive for over a decade, including four years in collaboration with his cousin, the late, great Anne-Claude. Having set up a successful négociant business on the side, Olivier decided in 1994 to spread his wings and pursue his own venture. With that name, fine Burgundy running in his blood, and the help of sensational winemakers like Jean-Marc Boillot (grandson of Etienne Sauzet) and Franck Grux (previously at Domaine Roulot), Olivier Leflaive’s enterprise was assured stardom. The business owns around 15 hectares of vineyards in prime locations, such as Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault and Chassagne-Montrachet. But they also work with around 100 trusted growers, operating quite a unique approach of buying grapes while still on the vine, rather than wine in barrels. This means that all wines bearing the name are completely vinified, matured and bottled by Olivier Leflaive. It’s also worth noting that the company’s wine was chosen by the British royal family to be served at the wedding of Ms Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

£11.33 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3704862

Style No.: 878880

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Grapes: Chardonnay
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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