Benjamin Leroux Auxey-Duresses 2016 - Burgundy, France

Benjamin Leroux Auxey-Duresses 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. Leroux's Auxey-Duresses vineyards lie below the village, abutting the Meursault Villages Les Vireuils Dessus and Les Meix Chavaux. The land here is north-facing and is therefore affected by the cold air rolling down from the Hautes-Côtes. The wine comes from three terroirs in this cool, mineral (rocky) place - Les Hautés, La Macabrée and Les Boutonniers. The oldest vines date back to 1946, planted just after the war. With a relatively generous 2 hectares to work with, Auxey-Duresses has become a principal wine for Leroux. 

M+Q Notes

Aromas of orange zest and ginger. A fat, spicy style but a bit more serious and less sweet than the Bourgogne, which shows a plumper, softer texture. Sexy and inviting wine with lovely fruit. STEPHEN TANZER, vinous 2017

Food Pairing

Roast Chicken

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