The Blagny La Piece Sous le Bois from Domaine Benjamin Leroux is made with Pinot Noir grapes, and has all the classic qualities of a good Pinot Noir. It has a dense, dark color, that reflects in the aromas and flavors. It has aromas of black fruit—strong, but not overpowering. On the palate, you get notes of ripe black fruit, dried cherry, raspberry, and hints of smoke. This is a nicely balanced red wine with a long, fine finish.
Pair this Benjamin Leroux Pinot Noir with hearty meats, like steak, lamb, and veal. It’s great with beef bourguignon, teppanyaki, meat-based curries, and beef bulgogi. It also goes great with roast duck or roast goose.
Benjamin Leroux is a native of Burgundy, and is a winemaking prodigy. He attended Lycée Viticole, a prominent wine school in Beaune, at only 13 years old. By the age of 26, he was general manager and winemaker of Domaine du Comte Armand. He launched his eponymous label in 2007, to wide critical acclaim. He has risen through the ranks of Burgundy producers at a spectacular rate, thanks to his modern winemaking approach that he combines with respect to tradition and his deep knowledge of viticulture. This young vigneron has a bright future ahead of him, one that the winemaking world is eager to see.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.