Wine Meursault-Charmes, 1er Cru AOC 2005, 375 ml
The wine has a golden color.
The taste of wine is elegant and sensual. In the aftertaste felt shades of butter.
Buttery aroma, thanks to clay soil, but limestone adds gentle background flavor.
Amazing, as an aperitif, as well as in combination with fish dishes and chicken.
In Burgundy many sites bearing the name "Charmes", which means - the old field, processed communes that can not be cultivated. In this case, it is a delightful, delight wine. The soil is rich in clay vineyards with the presence of limestone. This is the most famous and widespread terroir in Meursault.
Harvesting Olivier Leflaive wines Frere almost always begins in September - it is going to all the family members Leflaive and winemakers, students and lovers of fine wines. Within 10 days of the vineyards are filled with songs and laughter. All the grapes are harvested by hand as a sign of respect for the berries to the local soil. Fermentation occurs in oak casks - they are filled first by about 2/3, and the residue is poured after fermentation. The residue was stirred once every two weeks in order to give fault rounded taste. Kept the wine in oak barrels for 10-18 months. Before bottling is not filtered. Before serving, Meursault Charm 2008 recommended to decant for 20 minutes.
One of the great winemakers of France - Olivier Leflaive is also known as a great guitarist who in 1972-1979 he worked as musical director in Paris, in 1982, he left the stage, deciding to follow in the footsteps of his father. Olivier began working in the family business - Domaine Leflaive, which was founded in the 18th century, but later decides to set up its economy. He aims - the production of great red and white wines of Burgundy, who would be available for all fans. Domain Olivier Leflaive Freres was founded by Olivier, his brother Patrick and his uncle Vincent in 1984. In addition, from 1990 to 1994, Olivier was one of the managers of the family business.
Today farming Olivier Leflaive owns approximately 12 hectares of vineyards in the appellation Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault Premiers Crus, Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru, Bourgogne Aligoté and others. In order to get enough quality wine of excellent raw materials, you also need to use modern technology combined with time-tested traditional approach to production. To create your own wine farm Olivier Leflaive uses the best grapes grown on their own vineyards or purchased from other well-known enterprises from Côte d'Or, wines are produced and maintained in accordance with the highest standards. Today farming Olivier Leflaive is one of the best producers of Burgundy, its founder Olivier Leflaive and a team of experienced oenologists rely on experience and intuition in order to preserve the image and high reputation. All wines Olivier Leflaive Freres are a clear reflection of the unique nature of each Burgundy appellasona. Leflaive family motto reads: "The wine we learn to respect and restraint."