Anne-Claude Leflaive dies

7th April, 2015 by Rupert Millar

One of Burgundy’s leading winemakers, Anne-Claude Leflaive, has died at home aged 59.

She was one of the region’s foremost biodynamic producers, a practice she introduced in 1997 shortly after taking over the family estate in Puligny-Montrachet in 1993.

A leading proponent of sustainable viticulture and achieving ecological balance in the vineyard she had been widely praised for her “courage and conviction” in embracing such a wholesale change.

“Her care and respect for her craft have won the admiration of her peers; the love she invests in her vineyards and wines is evident in the glass,” said Jean-Michel Valette MW when Anne-Claude was named “Winemaker’s Winemaker” by the Institute of Masters of Wine and the drinks business last year.

“I think the respect of other winemakers around….

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One Response to “Anne-Claude Leflaive dies”

  1. Dean de Korth says:

    I had the great pleasure to work with the LeFlaive family during the late 1980’s and early ’90’s. Anne-Claude was truly one of the great personalities of the wine world and a force for enlightened progress. She will be greatly missed, but her accomplishments will be cherished by future generations of winemakers the world over.
    A sad day for us all in the worldwide wine community…

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