Olivier Leflaive’s life is very unusual, he is the nephew of Joseph, an entrepreneur who, after the failure of his steel businesses at the end of the First World War, decides to concentrate on the family estate in Burgundy. Despite having studied economics, Olivier decides to follow his passion for music, first becoming an artist and then a manager of various folk groups. In 1981, at the age of thirty-six, he decided to return to Burgundy to take care of the family business, Domaine Leflaive.
After only a few years, his curious spirit pushes him to create something new. In 1985, realizing that he did not own vineyards in the AOC required by an important distributor, Olivier and his brothers Patrick and Vincent decided to found Olivier Leflaive Frères. Their intention was to buy grapes and must, vinify them following the tradition of their family estate and then sell them directly. Today, Olivier vinifies grapes from more than 120 hectares located in three of the most famous AOCs of the Côte de Beaune: Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and Meursault, as well as Chablis and the Côte Chalonnaise. He also owns 17 hectares of vineyards following the division of Domaine Leflaive in 2010.
Not satisfied, Olivier also begins to produce champagne in collaboration with Erick de Sousa, although the products are marketed under the name of Olivier Leflaive.
Pinot Noir 100%
The Pinot Noir grapes are harvested and selected by hand for the production of this wine. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. After that, the wine is aged in oak barrels and barriques for 15 months before being bottled.
At the first sip, it has an intense, lively and brilliant ruby red colour. On the nose, fruity notes of blackberries, cherries and plums are perceived, together with a slight hint of spices and a touch of vanilla due to the aging in oak barrels.
The sip is full and soft, characterized by soft and well integrated tannins. The fruity notes of blackberries and cherries recur on the palate, combined with light nuances of tobacco and sweet spices. The finish is long and persistent, with a pleasant sensation of freshness that invites you to drink again.
This Bourgogne Rouge Cuvée Margot 2020 is an elegant and well-balanced wine, perfect to accompany white or red meat dishes, such as lamb or beef tenderloin.