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Savigny-lès-Beaune, Benjamin Leroux
75cl

£29.95

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Key features

Grape VarietyPinot Noir

CountryFrance

ABV13%

StyleLight & Supple

Vintage2012

RegionBurgundy

Description

Having created a name for himself as régisseur (general manager) of Domaine du Comte Armand in Pommard, Benjamin Leroux established, with English backing, a small négociant business based in Beaune since 2007. The range is confined to the Côte d’Or, from Chassagne-Montrachet to Gevrey-Chambertin, with the intention of developing farming contracts or indeed purchasing vineyards in the future.

The possibilities are very exciting for this exceptionally talented vigneron. Benjamin is a master at delivering purity of fruit alongside a seamless texture in his wines which have only the subtlest influence of oak. One of Benjamin’s favourite locations for white wine vineyards is the border between Auxey-Duresses and Meursault, which is where Les Vireuils can be found. Here the natural weight of Meursault is enhanced by the fresher minerality typical of the side valley of Auxey-Duresses.

There was frost damage in some vineyards. This mostly comes from Les Fourneaux with some 1er cru Hauts Jarrons included. Quite weighty, attractive juicy fruit and good length.
Jasper Morris MW

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