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2020 Benjamin Leroux Auxey-Duresses

$112.00

Place: Burgundy, France

Variety: Chardonnay

Farming: Biodynamic

Words from the importer, Bibendum Wine Co.

Leroux’s terrific Auxey-Duresses is drawn from three terroirs—Les Hautés, La Macabrée and Les Boutonniers—all abutting Meursault’s Les Vireuils Dessous and Les Meix Chavaux. The oldest vines date back to 1946. The land here is north-facing and affected by the cold air rolling down from the Hautes-Côtes—so very fresh terroir! The higher vineyards of the Côte often perform very well in warmer years, and this is a great example of this phenomenon. This was vinified in 12-hectolitre casks, with a small portion of the blend raised for 15 months in 600-litre barrels. 

Words from Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy

A classic Benjamin Leroux cuvée, raised mostly in foudre. Pale lemon and lime colour. Very classy bouquet with a slight smoky touch. Lovely second half of the palate here, a light lime touch to the yellow fruit, good intensity, delicious length. Riper than it used to be.