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Olivier Leflaive Frères Chablis les Deux Rives 2008

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Plenty of aromas of granny smith apples lemon and lime. There s some minerality and wet chalk here too. Medium bodied and super ripe on the palate with bracing acidity that leads to a long lemony fi

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Olivier Leflaive:
The Leflaive family has always had a few hectares of vines in Burgundy, in addition to their farm. Just after the First World War, Olivier’s grandfather, Joseph Leflaive was faced with the failure of his steel factory in Saint-Etienne. His investments in Burgundy were all he had left and he decided to enlarge his wine estate. It became a family-run operation covering some 35 hectar... Read more
The Leflaive family has always had a few hectares of vines in Burgundy, in addition to their farm. Just after the First World War, Olivier’s grandfather, Joseph Leflaive was faced with the failure of his steel factory in Saint-Etienne. His investments in Burgundy were all he had left and he decided to enlarge his wine estate. It became a family-run operation covering some 35 hectares. His son, Joseph Régis, was in insurance and along with his brother Vincent, decided to take over the reins in 1953. The estate soon began producing top-flight wines, mainly due to the arrival of air conditioning in Puligny in the 1970s. This was a major step for winemakers in this village which sits two meters above the water table and as such, had no underground cellars. Read less

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Source: CityWineCellar.com
11/16/2010

Plenty of aromas of granny smith apples, lemon and lime. Theres some minerality and wet chalk here too. Medium bodied and super ripe on the palate with bracing acidity that leads to a long, lemony finish.



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Plenty of aromas of granny smith apples lemon and lime. There s some minerality and wet chalk here too. Medium bodied and super ripe on the palate with bracing acidity that leads to a long lemony fi

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