Burgundy\’s Grande Dame, Anne-Claude Leflaive Dies

From Wine-Searcher:

Pioneering Burgundy winemaker Anne-Claude Leflaive has died at her Burgundy home at the age of 59. The celebrated Puligny-Montrachet producer leaves an indelible print on Domaine Leflaive, having converted its vineyards to biodynamic practices during her tenure.

Anne-Claude joined the family business in 1990, before taking sole responsibility for the domaine in 1993. Within four years she had converted the cultivation of Domaine Leflaive\’s 24 hectares (60 acres) of vineyard, including Le Montrachet, one of the world\’s greatest Chardonnay vineyards, to biodynamics. Her initiative made her one of the earliest exponents of the practice.


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