Olivier Leflaive ‘Récolte du Domaine’, Puligny-Montrachet
We are thrilled to be again offering these rare treasures from Patrick and Olivier Leflaive’s ‘Récolte du Domaine.’ This is their 9th vintage from vineyards they own, which were previously part of the family’s Domaine Leflaive.
These vineyards are all either bio-dynamically or organically cultivated. The vines all date from the 1950s and 1960s, with the exception of the Meursault and Chassagne-Montrachet, which were more recently replanted. Old vines naturally give low yields, and these wines are some of the most concentrated, intense and thrillingly harmonious of all white Burgundies we know. There is a particular grace, depth of flavour, silky texture and astonishing length in this range that makes the heart skip a beat.
“In 2019, I pushed the starting date of harvest back by 10 days,” Frank Grux told us. “Grapes were small and healthy, and sugars were there, thanks to the sunshine. But skins and pips also needed to reach full maturity, which early picking would not have allowed. There had been no rain to dilute our natural acidities, which were extraordinary. Waiting did not concern us, we were determined to pick when magnificent maturities had been reached.”
The number of bottles or magnums of each is extremely limited. Please let us know your requirements as soon as possible, to ensure an allocation.