Olivier Leflaive Saint-Romain 2011
The wine is pale yellow with aromas of white flowers and yellow fruits (mirabelle) dominated by minerality. The palate offers a certain liveliness which softens with age. Ideal with freshwater fishes cooked in white sauce, the pastas and risottos with seafood, the cheeses such as the range of gruyeres, the blue cheeses and the goat's milk cheeses.
Chardonnay. The Leflaive family has been rooted in Puligny-Montrachet since 1717. In 1984, Olivier Leflaive launched his own company called Olivier Leflaive Freres with the help of his uncle Vincent and his brother Patrick. He quickly established his own reputation amongst Burgundy's finest. In 1988, Franck Grux took over as a winemaker and still holds this role today. Over the two past decades he was able to establish strong, long-term relationships with the best growers and the quality of the wines is outstanding. Today, Olivier Leflaive Freres, owning about 37 acres of land, is known as a small negociant of high quality with a focus on the whites from the famous villages of Puligny, Chassagne, and Meursault.