The Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Blanc is made with Chardonnay grapes fermented in oak foudres and barrels, and aged for 12 months. Dry and medium-bodied, it’s a neat and fresh white wine with an ABV of 13%. It has a creamy quality, with a bouquet of almond, apple blossom, and honey. It’s honeyed on the palate, with citrus notes, and a mango and passionfruit finish.
Pair the Benjamin Leroux Bourgogne Blanc with mild, soft cheeses like Camembert, and some cured meats. It also goes great with cream-based pastas, fish like tuna and salmon, and shellfish.
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 your unopened bottle 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 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.