3 minutes with…Jean Soubeyrand, CEO at Olivier Leflaive and Champagne Valentin Leflaive





1. What is your wine mission?


....making great wine, making great wine, making great wine !!!


2. Next big thing in wine?


Climate change…


3. Your ‘go to’ glass after a hard day?


Sab’s Gin (Burgundy) & tonic water


4. Music paradise?


Led Zep, Stairway to heaven


5. Preferred colour?


Leflaive Yellow


6. Favourite film?


“Ce qui nous lie” (Back to Burgundy) Cédric Klapisch


7. Fondest vintage?


1990


8. Oak or stainless steel?


French Oak, if you know how to use it and why!


9. Best place to eat?


Italy – Verona - Casa Giancarlo Perbellini (2*)


10. Food and wine matching purgatory?


Roquefort with Rivesaltes Ambré Cazes 1961 and to finish the bottle with chocolate fondant!!


11. Guilty food and wine match?


Old fat cheese with Champagne Pierre Peters Blanc de Blancs


12. Favourite wine writer (apart from yourself)?


Jasper Morris MW


13. Wine ‘fad’ irritation?


NFTs


14. Most delicious cheese?


Too hard question ! Abbaye de Citeaux


15. Inspiring novel?


Sideways


16. Damascene wine moment?


When Olivier proposed me to join the family estate drinking a Chevalier 1992 in magnum…


17. Most beautiful vineyard in the world?


Barolo - Barbaresco


18. Ideal last sip?


Yellow Chartreuse Tarragone


19. Next place to visit?


Douro


20. Best advice?


Blind tasting bottles from anywhere




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