Olivier Leflaive’s philosophy involves producing great wines, with the utmost simplicity. However, a great wine is the fruit of work, from the wine to the cellar. It is therefore indispensable to maintain long lasting relationships with rigorous selected winegrowers.
Motivated to take a qualitative leap in a new direction, he began a program of strict yield control and a conversion to organic viticulture (certification obtained in 2009). All work at the Domaine is done by hand. Pico ferments all wines using indigenous yeast, and he bottles without fining and filtration. Most of his wines are massal selection planted near the two highest altitude villages in the appellation (Courgis and Preys), with vineyards up to 300 meters in elevation.
Burgundy - France
Clay-limestone soil on Kimmeridgian marls