Wine Spectator: Burgundy’s Anne-Claude Leflaive DiesApril 8, 2015
Anne-Claude Leflaive, who managed Domaine Leflaive, one of Burgundy’s iconic white wine estates, died on April 6,Wine Spectator reports. She was 59.
Leflaive, who also owned Clau de Nell in the Loire Valley, co-managed Domaine Leflaive since 1990, becoming the sole director in 1994. In 1990, Domaine Leflaive stopped using chemicals in its 58 acres of vineyards and began organic farming. By 1998, all the vineyards had converted to biodynamic cultivation. Leflaive also cut yields in pursuit of quality, producing some of the most exciting white Burgundies during the past 20 years.
She is survived by her husband, Christian Jacques, and three daughters: Marine, Charlotte, and Claire.
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