It can be said that Leflaive is the heart and soul of Puligny; in fact, the 2017 vintage will mark their third century in the village, so their roots run pretty deep. Back in 1920, Joseph Leflaive undertook a significant programme of replanting, extension and enhancement of the vineyard. With vineyard manager, Francis Virot, he set in place the legacy that continues to this day.
In a timely attack of common sense, the four children from the next generation eschewed normal Burgundian tendencies and decided not to divide up the holdings, so as to maintain the integrity of the domaine. Brothers Vincent and Joseph Leflaive went on to shape a peerless reputation for their white Burgundy.
Today, Leflaive remains under family control, helmed by Vincent’s daughter Anne and Joseph’s son Olivier.