2017 Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Blanc
Ben Leroux, it is whispered in reverent tones, may well succeed to the mantle of Henri Jayer as Burgundy's emblematic winemaker. In the words of Allen Meadows, Ben (still in his 40's) is ‚ "extremely thoughtful . . . positively brilliant . . . one of, if not the, most gifted young winemaker in all of Burgundy."
Formerly the regisseur at the prestigious Domaine des Epeneaux (Comte Armand), Ben Leroux carefully crafts wine not only from some of his own recently-purchased vineyards, but also from growers scrupulously selected for their goal of producing top quality fruit. He exerts maximum control over the growers, insisting (as much as possible) on organic and biodynamic practices. The focus remains on high quality vines and fruit rather than merely prestigious appellations, although there are, to be sure, many of these as well.
This is a blend of fruit from Meursault, PulignyMontrachet, Vosne-Romanee and the Hautes Cotes. Ben makes this wine in large foudres, the aim being to preserve freshness and give a gentle oak character without dominating the delicate fruit. Crisp and refreshing, this is benchmark Bourgogne Blanc.
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