Heady and well-balanced, this lively red wine by Benjamin Leroux is made with Pinot Noir grapes from 50-year-old vines in the Gevrey-Chambertin appellation, and aged in 20% new barrels. The Benjamin Leroux Gevrey-Chambertin Village ahs an ABV of 13.5%, and has good acidity. It has notes of strawberry and cherry, with hints of oak, and a long finish.
Pair the Gevrey-Chambertin Village by Benjamin Leroux with hearty meats, like a chargrilled steak, or a lamb stew. It’s also great with fish like salmon and tuna, as well as heavy pastas, like Bolognese or lasagna.
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.