Olivier Leflaive Chassagne Montrachet 2004

Chardonnay from Burgundy, France

Item No. 87464
  • white wine
  • W&S91

Winemaker's Notes

Situated in the south of the Côte de Beaune, the village of Chassagne-Montrachet has the characteristic of producing exceptional Chardonnay due to its marly limestone. Olivier Leflaive's blend comes from a "cuvée ronde" assembled from all areas of the appellation along with several lots from young premier cru vines. The wine is rich and powerful with a long finish.

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Olivier Leflaive was formed in 1984 by Olivier and his brother Patrick. Unlike a conventional negociant who buys finished wines, the firm actually vinifies a wide range of Burgundian appellations from grapes and must (or juice) and now owns 25 acres. Under the supervision of winemaker Franck Grux, the wines are vinified, blended, and aged exactly as they would be at a top-rank domaine.

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The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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