Olivier Leflaive Bourgogne 'Les Setilles' Chardonnay 2016

£24.00

This is a wine for those in the know, it's like a speak easy that requires are secret knock and a password derived from Bugsy Malone. Given this wine is...

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This is a wine for those in the know, it's like a speak easy that requires are secret knock and a password derived from Bugsy Malone. Given this wine is just labelled as White Burgundy, many may simply pass it by like an unremarkable launderette. Yet closer inspection, will present a chorus line of unrestrained decadence. You see this is made by one of White Burgundy's great producers, from carefully selected vineyard plots around the famous communes of Meursault and Puligny Montrachet, this wine drinks like a top wine from the region at a fraction of the price. By the way, "those in the know" seem to include Harry and Meghan as this was the wine selected for their Royal wedding!


Domaine Leflaive is the most famous estate in Puligny-Montrachet. After the untimely death of Anne-Claude Leflaive in April 2015, the estate is now being managed by Brice de la Morandiere with the winemaking under the control of Eric Remy (in succession to Pierre Morey who retired in 2008).


Leflaives have been extant in Puligny since 1717 but the real founder of the domaine was Joseph (1870-1953) who was succeeded by two of his sons, Vincent and Jo. However it was under the stewardship of Anne-Claude between 1990 and 2015 that the domaine became a leader in Burgundy’s biodynamic movement, the whole property being converted in 1997.The “Sétilles” cuvee, was named after the cadastral where the Maison Olivier Leflaive winery is based. This regional appellation Burgundy Chardonnay is a blend of about 60 different vineyards located around the villages of Puligny and Meursault, on calcareous clay and silty clay soils. After pressing, the must (grape juice after pressing) was fermented in stainless steel tanks, then matured for 15 months in total (including 5 months in stainless steel tank): 2/3 the blend in oak wine barrels (whose 13% of new oak barrels, the remainder being used barrels), and 1/3 in stainless steel tanks.

Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.