About The Wine
The Volnay villages is one of the most popular and important wines in the Leroux line up.
Multiple parcels are combined in the 2017 release. The majority of the cuvee is sourced from Les Grand Champs, a site below the village which sits close to the famous belt of premier cru sites, some of the best terroir in Volnay.
There is also a portion of the blend from the 1er Cru La Gigotte, adding a little more definition and density to the final wine.
This long, fine, precise Volnay is a picture-perfect representation of the region. Tannin is a highlight here, as is focus and the extension of flavour.
The red wines of Ben Leroux are all uniformly excellent in 2017, the Volnay may be the pick of the village wines.
About Benjamin Leroux
Burgundian native Benjamin Leroux is one of the brightest minds and winemaking talents of his generation.
Considered a winemaking prodigy from an early age, Leroux attended the Lycée Viticole in Baune at the tender age of 13. Then, at the age of just 26, he ascended to the roles of manager and winemaker in the famed cellars of Domaine Comte Armand - a remarkable vote of confidence in one so young.
In 2007 he launched his eponymous label to wide critical acclaim. His has been a meteoric rise through the ranks of Burgundy's producers. His incisive modern approach to winemaking combined with his deep knowledge and respect for tradition has seen his small, hand-crafted cuveés coveted by collectors across the world.
These wines speak eloquently of where they come from. A legend in the making, Leroux's wines are some of the most exciting in modern-day Burgundy.