Does wine have a soul ?
You have to hear Anne-Claude Leflaive speak about it to understand her special approach to wine-growing. She cultivates the vine like Voltaire used to cultivate his garden, that is to say by combining natural techniques with farming ones. Respecting nature is part and parcel of her philosophy. The vintner has to seize the elements responsible for the riches and the specificity of a terroir to produce a great wine.
It is also the vintner who gives the final character to a terroir. For him the latter is a living partner. He understands what determines its features, which he strives to enhance. In the end, the vintner’s energy brings out the best in the wine, which will be enjoyed later on by consumers.
Far from parochial preoccupations, the estate’s offerings are supple and elegant, with plenty of matter. Their well-balanced simplicity, in harmony with the wild and tranquil landscape, translates into charm and presence. These wines are perfectly suited to convivial dishes thanks to their cheerful fruity features. But they are equally adapted to more complex occasions.
This natural expression, boasting character and making us want to share, reflects the vision of wine offered by this estate.