Leflaive Abbaye de Morgeot 1er Cru
A 1er, or Premier Cru, White Burgundy from an appellation like Chassagne-Montrachet often goes for over $100. This bottle when released sold for $120. The Chardonnay Grapes are hand harvested and pressed as whole berries upon arrival at the winery. Fermentation occurs entirely in oak, 25% of which is new. The young wines are aged in oak for a total of 12 months before resting in stainless steel for an additional 5 months prior to bottling. An iron note graces the apple, lemon and buttered pastry flavors in this vibrant white. Taut and steely, with a lingering stony finish. A bit sharp, but will appeal to fans of acidity.