Valentin Leflaive Champagne

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The Valentin Leflaive story has its roots in the history of the Leflaive family in Puligny-Montrachet, which has been guided for several centuries by a love for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and the search for precision in the expression of Burgundy terroirs. For the Leflaive family, the plot approach has its roots in its origins. While, it is not revolutionary, this vision is the identity of Valentin Leflaive. This know-how takes on its full meaning in the great terroirs of the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims. Valentin Leflaive Champagnes look to the origin of the place, from the most fragmentary to the most generic. It is a philosophy that begins when working in the vineyard where the search for the nuances of the terroirs guides the team’s every step. Then, it is in Oger, in the human-scale and authentic winery, that the identity of each terroir is revealed with tailor-made vinification for each plot. Precision work on the outline, where tension and minerality draw the contours of Valentin Leflaive Champagne de Lieux. Ageing on lees in vats or Burgundy barrels, which have been used to age the Grands Crus of Puligny-Montrachet from Maison Olivier Leflaive, helps to reveal all the complexity of the Champagne. ORIGIN marks the state of mind of the House. Each cuvées adorned with a code in which the color indicates the grape variety, the letters express the terroir, and the numbers indicate the base-wine years and the dosage. This modern approach affirms Valentin Leflaive’s determination to lay its cards on the table and play on transparency.