Domaine Leflaive is standard bearer for the late Anne-Claude Leflaive’s passionately held views on biodynamic cultivation. This philosophy has at its heart the individual treatment of the vines by plant-based compounds according to a strict timetable governed by the lunar cycle, at the same time as a total ban on systemic chemical treatments and insecticides. Rooted in the early 1990s and fully operational by 1997, biodynamic farming has transformed the Domaine’s viticulture, yield, quality and reputation so that it now rests at the very highest level in Burgundy and indeed of all the great white wine estates of the world. Formerly planted with Pinot Noir, the Domaine’s one Meursault has long – since proved that this is impeccable terroir for Chardonnay vines.
The nose offers characteristic white fruit, nuts and nougat, but the tension, even on the perfume, is self-evident. Likewise, the palate has beautiful poise, an almost perfect balance of richness and refinement and an almost brilliant, startling acidity on the finish.