The Meursault La Piece Sous le Bois from Domaine Benjamin Leroux is made with Chardonnay grapes from Cote de Beaune. It has a lemon-yellow color with lively green hues, and an ABV of 13.5%. On the nose, you get a bouquet of white flowers, pear, almonds, citrus zest, and hints of oak. It is medium to full-bodied on the palate, with notes of ripe apples, and a chalky finish.
The Benjamin Leroux Meursault La Piece Sous le Bois 1er cru is great to pair with roast poultry, like chicken and turkey. It’s also great with cream-based pastas, as well as fish like tuna and salmon. Try it also with shellfish, like grilled lobster, or prawns in a butter sauce.
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.