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Saint Romain Benjamin Leroux 2019 Burgundy

Saint Romain Benjamin Leroux 2019 Burgundy

€59.95

This is one of Ben Leroux’s personal favourites. The grapes are sourced from a diligent grower with excellent holdings here in St Romain’s finest single vineyard. St Romain has a cool microclimate due to its relatively high altitude, steep valleys and cooling breezes. Sous le Château faces south and has a high proportion of active limestone in the soil, making for a wine often sunny in character but with piercing acidity. Ben raises most of this wine in small oval foudres, which keep the wine fresher than classic Burgundian barrels – and reduce the oak influence on the wine. This is an energetic, vibrant white Burgundy which fizzes with citrus fruit and closes on a chalky, almost chewy note of mouth-watering freshness. Drink now to 2025.

  • Body
    Medium
  • Country
    France
  • Region
    Burgundy
  • Colour/Style
    White
  • Grape Variety
    Chardonnay

Description

This is one of Ben Leroux’s personal favourites. The grapes are sourced from a diligent grower with excellent holdings here in St Romain’s finest single vineyard. St Romain has a cool microclimate due to its relatively high altitude, steep valleys and cooling breezes. Sous le Château faces south and has a high proportion of active limestone in the soil, making for a wine often sunny in character but with piercing acidity. Ben raises most of this wine in small oval foudres, which keep the wine fresher than classic Burgundian barrels – and reduce the oak influence on the wine. This is an energetic, vibrant white Burgundy which fizzes with citrus fruit and closes on a chalky, almost chewy note of mouth-watering freshness. Drink now to 2025.

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.

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