The Benjamin Leroux Pommard Rugiens-Hauts 1er cru is made with 100% Pinot Noir grapes, aged for 12 months in 20% new oak barrels. It has a deep red-purple color, and an ABV of 13%. On the nose, it is vivacious, with a mineral-driven bouquet. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it has notes of black fruit, and a nice acidity. An excellent wine, it finishes long and generous.
Pair the Pommard Rugiens-Hauts by Benjamin Leroux is best paired with hearty meats like chargrilled steak, beef bourguignon, veal, and meat-based pastas. Try it also with roast poultry, like goose or duck.
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.