In 1990, the family appointed Anne-Claude, daughter of Vincent Leflaive, as joint manager with Olivier, son of Joseph. The new generation continued to benefit from know-how of the previous one, thanks to the presence of Vincent on the Management Board until his death in 1993. The following year, Anne Claude was named manager, with the assistance of the Management Board. Since 2015, the helm was transferred to the 4th generation with Brice de La Morandiere, Anne-Claude's nephew and great grand son of Joseph Leflaive the founder.
Brice de La Morandiere
Today, the domaine extends over 24 hectares in Puligny-Montrachet, of which 4.8 hectares are grands crus and 10.8 hectares are premiers crus, all growing one varietal: Chardonnay. Since 2004 the domaine has expanded into the Mâconnais and cultivates some 20 hectares in Mâcon-Verzé and Solutré-Pouilly.
Domaine Leflaive is one of the pioneers of biodynamic viticulture in Burgundy. After increasing trials at the beginning of the 1990s, conversion has been total since 1996. Biodynamics is a method of cultivation based upon a sensitive understanding of natural phenomenon, taking into account terrestrial and lunar rhythms. It strictly excludes the use of all chemical products. It seeks first to promote the life of the soil and the development of a number of important species. The preparations used in biodynamics allow the vine to reinforce its own immunity by respecting the natural balance of fauna and flora. It provides the organic matter — vegetable, animal and mineral — transformed (horn of manure, horn of silica and other preparations based on wild herbs such as yarrow, chamomile and nettles).
Thus the wines can better express the qualities and particularities of their terroirs. The soils in Puligny-Montrachet are calcareous clay with different percentages of clay and limestone, according to the locations. The soil also includes trace elements: traces of iron, magnesium, boron that assure nourishment to the roots that make a difference to each vine.