Wine Meursault 1er Cru AOC Les Perrieres 2001
Wine of bright straw color.
Fruity taste of the wine. The finish is long, concentrated.
Weakly perceptible forest scent is very light and fresh, exquisitely complemented by aromas of white flowers and apples.
The best combination: chicken, seafood, salmon and scallops.
Perrieres - the most famous and delicious wines among Meursault 1er Cru. Its terroir is reflected in the title - "Perrieres" in French means "stones". A relatively thin layer of soil in the vineyard area of 12.9 hectares completely strewn with rough stones. The optimum amount of sunlight comes due to the location of the vineyard in the south-east slope of 20%. In the process of maturation of the grapes takes quality and roundness of Meursault with elegance and mineralization of Puligny-Montrachet. Traditional vinification takes place in oak barrels (French oak species vosges or Allier, 20-25% - new), whose volume is 228 liters. Grapes collected from various sites, vinified separately from each other. Additionally performed malolactic fermentation. Kept wine on the lees, periodically exposing him battonazhu. After about 12-15 months, the wine is removed from the sludge assambliruyut and poured into a stainless steel container. After a few weeks, the wine is clarified. It is bottled in 15-18 months without filtering. Ageing potential Meursault 1er Cru AOC "Les Perrieres" is 10-12 years.
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 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.