Maison Benjamin Leroux

Beaune

Benjamin Leroux is one of the new generation Burgundian winemakers who has made a big impression in a relatively short time. He worked as an apprentice at Comte Armand between 1990-92 while studying at the Lycee Viticole in Beaune, and then completed his oenology degree in Dijon, came to NZ and Oregon for experience before his first big job at Cos d'Estournel in Bordeaux. 

In 1998 he returned to Burgundy to work for Louis Jadot but soon after was offered the winemaking job at Comte Armand. making his first vintage in 1999. He developed his biodynamic ideals to the full and hasn't looked back. The Benjamin Leroux reputation has grown fast - he now shares the old winery of Jaboulet-Vercherre in Beaune with Nicolas Rossignol and with investors has purchased vineyards and established a negociant business and Maison Benjamin Leroux. All this while still making the wine at Comte Armand until recently where that Domaine is now under the control of Paul Zanetti (new winemaker).

Benjamin rents a small Monopole premier cru vineyard (0.6 hectare) in Volnay called Clos de le Caves, a small contribution to the 60,000 bottles the negociant business is already producing. The long-term plan will be to establish his own estate but in the meantime his winemaking prowess has already been established with wines of the highest quality.

 

Whites

  • Batard-Montrachet

  • Corton-Charlemagne

  • Chassagne-Montrachet Abbaye de Morgeot

  • Chassagne-Montrachet Baudines

  • Chassagne-Montrachet 'Les Embazees'

  • Meursault Les Narvaux

  • Meursault Les Porusots

  • Auxey-Duresses Blanc

  • Puligny-Montrachet

 

Plus many of the finest class reds including numerous grands crus, premier crus and village wines situated throughout the Cotes d'Or.

 

Benjamin Leroux