03 June 2017

Pierre Vincent joins Domaine Leflaive

Pierre, alongside Brice de La Morandière, is responsible for the day-to-day management of all the Domaine's activities in Puligny-Montrachet and in the Mâconnais as well as the negotiant activity "Leflaive et Associés". He will also assist Brice in implementing the Domaine's development projects.
Pierre, aged 42, was previously responsible for Domaine de la Vougeraie which he greatly developed in reputation.

A joint interview

Pierre: Brice, what are the essential qualities you are looking for?

"First of all I wanted someone who was already absolutely convinced by the benefits of biodynamics. The Domaine was one of the pioneers more than twenty years ago and we see its influence on our wines each day. I was also looking for an excellent winemaker capable of precision, finesse and elegance, as demonstrated by the wines you made at La Vougeraie and the many awards you received. In addition to the technical skills, I wanted to work with a person with exceptional human qualities. Wine is a source of pleasure and for sharing and I hope that the wines of the Domaine continue to reflect this spirit of mind and optimistic philosophy on life.

Brice: Pierre, why did you choose to join Domaine Leflaive?

"I felt the need for a new challenge and above all the wish to specialise in a geographical sector, especially a domaine following Biodynamics. This is precisely what Domaine Leflaive represents being the great Chardonnay specialist in the village of Puligny, and what is remarkable is having such diversity of terroirs in a single place! This requires even more precision and in a renowned domaine such as Leflaive, this is akin to the work of a goldsmith to me. Finally, it is exciting because the whole team works at the heart of magical terroirs and, with their own hands, they produce works of art! "