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2020 Benjamin Leroux Meursault 1er Cru 'Le Porusot'

$366.00

Place: Meursault - Burgundy, France

Variety: Chardonnay

Farming: Biodynamic

Words from the importer, Bibendum Wine Co.

Leroux’s wine from this small 1er Cru comes from an 0.3-hectare, organically managed parcel in Le Porusot Dessus, the section of the vineyard bordering Genevrières. It’s an east-facing site with very little topsoil. Most of the fruit comes from a parcel of 1930 vines that produce tiny, concentrated berries (the remaining portion is from 25-year-old vines). This is a site known for producing layered and earthy Meursault (see Germain and Jobard) and Leroux’s example is, as always, one of his most intensely mineral whites.

Words from Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy

Pale lemon and lime, this has an opulence on the nose, followed up by impressive density of fruit on the palate, almost with some tannins at the back, as well as a light acidity. 13.7% alcohol which shows in the plummier style of the fruit. Long and delicious though. Very concentrated, thanks in part to the old vines from the 1930s.