Burgundy 2020: ‘Elegance and Finesse’ from Olivier Leflaive

Burgundy 2020

‘Elegance and Finesse’ from Olivier Leflaive

Is Saint-Aubin Burgundy’s best value village? It offers sophistication and deliciousness at very reasonable prices. The village borders the famous vineyards of Chevalier-, Puligny- and Chassagne-Montrachet, but sits at higher-elevation, cooler sites – a blessing during warmer vintages. We have two excellent 1er Crus on offer today: En Remilly is one of the top crus in Saint-Aubin; it’s powerful and mineral with a chiselled acidity, whereas Les Champlots Blanc is known for its sea-shell, chalky citrus flavours and lithe frame.

Burgundy’s 2020 vintage is renowned for its incredibly bright, concentrated wines. ‘How can a vintage so extreme produce wines that are so vibrant and fresh?’ asks William Kelley of the Wine Advocate.

The 2020 Les Sétilles is elegant, packed full of flavour and ‘a wine of exceptional quality’, writes Jasper Morris MW – it’s anything but entry-level. The 45-year-old vines used for this top-notch, value wine are planted over 70 plots in two of the greatest white wine-producing communes in the world – Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. Also available in magnums!

Burgundy 2020: ‘Elegance and Finesse’ from Olivier Leflaive

Whilst value is a relative term when it comes to Burgundy, the Sétilles and Saint-Aubin 1er Crus from Olivier Leflaive should be on every Chardonnay lover’s radar.

The Leflaive family has been rooted in Puligny-Montrachet since 1717. Olivier was the co-manager of the family domaine, Leflaive, from 1982 - 1994. He started his own domaine, Olivier Leflaive Frères, in 1985 and officially parted ways with the family in 1995 to focus on his own business. Today, he's a leading white wine producer, with maison wines that match the domaine wines for their sheer quality, class and longevity.

Wine Cellar loves that they keep their wines back a year longer than most producers, to allow the wines to settle and harmonise before selling.

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