Antoine Olivier Saint Jacques Rully 2015
£151.60 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol by volume - 13%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Domaine Antoine Olivier
Tasting notes - Lively aromas of juniper and minerality with complementing oak lead to a beautifully clean and citrus finish.
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Lively aromas of juniper and minerality with
complementing oak lead to a beautifully clean and
Domaine Antoine Olivier was founded at the end of the 1960s, from a few vineyards
left by Antoine Chevalier Moreau to his grandson, Hervé Olivier. Hervé began
extending the estate by purchasing historic, old vineyards across Santenay, some of
which had not been used for a century, paying particular attention to famous white
wine vineyards. The quality of these soils is now recognised in a series of brilliant
wines, in particular the exceptional white Santenay, something of a rarity in what is
predominantly a red wine growing area. Today, Hervé’s grandson Antoine Olivier
and his sister Rachel manage the estate. They are dedicated growers and follow
organic practices in the vineyard. Their philosophy is to combine modernity with
respect for the Burgundian soils and this stunning collection wines really showcases
The warm 2015 vintage saw excellent conditions throughout the growing cycle and
resulted in healthy fruit with very good maturity levels and flavour concentration.
“2015 is one of the best vintages since 2009, resulting in rich, delicate and elegant
wines, with great acidity and minerality in the whites”, confirms Antoine.
The grapes are exclusively from the single vineyard of ‘Saint Jacques’ in the Rully
appellation, the most northern village in the Côte Chalonnaise. Saint Jacques was
one of the first named plots or ‘lieu-dit’ in Rully, which has become renowned for its
high quality. The grapes are grown in mainly clay and limestone soils, producing
round and appealing wines. The vineyard is managed with respect for the unique
attributes of each site’s terroir and is farmed sustainably and organically, although it
is not certified. Some biodynamic philosophies are also followed. The grapes are
hand-picked and carefully sorted prior to vinification.
The grapes were gently pressed and racked to barrel where fermentation took place
using natural yeasts. The wine was kept on its fine lees and underwent bâtonnage to
impart texture and complexity to the wine. Malolactic fermentation took place in
barrel. The wine was 100% barrel aged for 12 months, in 350 litre barrels of which 15%
were new oak. The wine was then transferred to tank where it spent a further six
months, prior to being lightly fined, filtered and estate bottled.
Lively aromas of juniper and minerality with complementing oak lead to a beautifully
clean and citrus finish.
Sole, mussels or poultry in a cream sauce accompanied by a gratin dauphinoise.
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- Case Size
- 6 Bottles
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