Cuvée Margot

Margot, the Queen and also the name of a daughter of Olivier Leflaive.

The season begins with a mild and dry winter, leading to an early start to the growing cycle. A significant episode of frost occurred on the Chardonnay on April 5 then on the Pinot Noir on April 14, causing a harvest loss (30% to 50%). A cooling at the beginning of June leads to capricious flowering. This causes runoff and further reduces yields while concentrating the aromas. The hot summer induces water stress in certain places which delays the maturity of the grapes. Because the berries are small and few number, the sugar level in the grapes is naturally high but the lack of water helped maintain good acidity.


We decided to blend vineyards from la Côte de Beaune, from Puligny-Montrachet to Pernand-Vergelesses and old vineyards in les Hautes Côtes. About twenty different plots. Cuvee vinified from the purchase of grapes and sometimes from selected cuvees.

Maximum yield authorzied : 60 hl/ha
Wine-Growing method : Sustainable
Harvest: 100 % manual
Sol : Stilty clay

Production area
1847,43 ha
230-250 m
Average age of vines


100% Pinot Noir

At their arrival in our cellar, the grapes are carefully sorted in order to keep only the healthy grapes at an optimal ripeness
100 % destemed grappes
Finning: yes
Filtration : yes
Alcoholic fermentation in open vats: 19 days in total

16 months (whose 4 months in stainless steel tank) 100% oak barrels (whose 15% of new oak)

13,5% vol.


Tasting note

A flattering nose with aromas of small red berries (strawberry, raspberry). A fresh and elegant palate on crunchy fruits and fine tannins.

Food pairings

Ideal with meat pies and spicy food.



Should be drunk between