Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Rouge 2016 - Burgundy, France

Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Rouge 2016 - Burgundy, France


The Story

Benjamin Leroux, the gifted manager/winemaker of Domaine Comte Armand launched his own label with the 2007 vintage. Leroux works with vineyards he manages, vineyards he owns and also buys fruit (never juice or wine) from growers with who he can work closely; growers that produce the quality of fruit to match Leroux’s exacting standards. Half of the vineyards that Leroux works with are currently organic or biodynamic (this percentage is growing) and 100% of the sites are ploughed with no herbicides or pesticides used at all in any of the sites. Some new sources in this year's blend - declassified Beaune and Monthelie villages - alongside the traditional Santenay villages and Santenay 1er cru Commes. Again, there is also a portion of the blend made up from estate Bourgogne Pinot vines in Pommard and Meursault. From the 2015 vintage, this cuvée is now being raised in giant 50-hectolitre Grenier cask, a vessel so large that it has to be assembled in the cellar. 

M+Q Notes

In a great red year you would expect this typically outstanding wine to be a great value and that is exactly what it is. A fresh and bright nose of bright red fruit and earth. Dark cherry and anise fruit, ripe tannins and vibrant.

Food Suggestion

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