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Armit releases highly anticipated 2014 Domaine Leflaive en primeur

Published:  16 December, 2015

Fine wine merchant Armit Wines has announced the en primeur release of the 2014 vintage from highy regarded Burgundy winemaker Domaine Leflaive.

Domaine Leflaive has been hailed as the most famous white wine domaine in the Côte de Beaune.

The domaine has over 23 hectares under vine, including four hectares of grands crus and 10 of premières crus.

The vintage is the last over seen by Anne-Claude Leflaive, who died after an illness earlier this year at the age 59.

Leflaive, who won the Institute of Masters of Wine's Winemakers' Winemaker in 2014, was one of the first to introduce biodynamic viticultural techniques into Burgundy in the 1990s.

The management of the domaine has now passed to Brice de La Morandière, great grandson of founder Joseph Leflaive.

James Snoxell, head of buying at Armit Wines, said: "This is a vintage that will be easy to enjoy. The differences in terroir are well-defined, the balance between acidity and sugars leaves a clean, crisp and lingering sensation and all elements are in harmony.

"The wines display the lifted aromatics, bustling energy and backbone of minerality for which the domaine is famed."

Prices in bond range from £165 for a six-bottle case of Bourgogne Blanc to  £925 for three bottles of Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru.