Domaine Benjamin Leroux

WHO WE ARE

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 régisseur 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.

 

While Ben has mastered the technical elements of winemaking, he equally embraces a philosophical vision of his craft and art.  Although he follows the rhythms and practices of biodynamie, and embraces its benefits, he insists that it is a philosophical approach and not religious dogma. He will accordingly deviate from any treatments that conflict with his own perception of harmony with nature. He thus eschews copper entirely, even though it is permitted in both organic and biodynamic practice.  In the same vein, Ben remains unconcerned whether his wines win high praise and scores from critics. Rather, Ben insists, he strives to produce wines that, as a group of friends sit down and open a bottle, there is a shared sense of good times, a bonhomie.

AT A GLANCE

  •  COUNTRY
  •  France
  •  REGION
  •  Burgundy
  •  APPELLATION(S)
  •  Côte de Beaune & Côte de Nuits
  •  WINEMAKER
  • Benjamin Leroux
  •  FOUNDED
  •  2007
  • VINEYARD AREA
  •  5,000 cases
  •  FARMING
  • Organic; Biodynamic
  •  WEBSITE
  • benjamin-leroux.com

VERITAS PORTFOLIO

Bâtard-Montrachet Grand  Cru

Clos St. Denis Grand Cru

Corton Grand Cru

Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru, Les Amoureuses

Meursault Premier Cru,m Les Genevières Dessus

Meursault Premier Cru, Les Genevières Dessous

Meursaul Premier Cru, Vireuils

Meursault Premier Cru, La Pièce sous le Bois

Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru, Tête du Clos

Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru, Les Baudines

Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru , Les Embazées

Meursault  Premier Cru, Les Narvaux

Volnay Premier Cru, Clos de la Cave des Ducs (Monopole)

Volnay Premier Cru, Les Mitans

Volnay Premier Cru, Les Caillerets

Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru, Goulots

Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru, Les Champeaux

Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru, Boudots

Nuits-Saint-Georges  Premier Cru, Aux Thorey

Nuits-Saint-Georges, Les Allots

Gevrey-Chambertin, Aux Etelois

Gevrey-Chambertin

Puligny-Montrachet

Bourgogne Aligoté

Bourgogne Blanc

Bourgogne Rouge

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