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  • Burgundys best 'new' winemaker - the consistent, exceptional quality to Ben Leroux's wine for the last 4+ vintages has been remarkable.
  • Leroux's aim here is to craft a wine that reflects both the commune and the vintage overall.
  • Incredible purity to all his 2015s
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Pale-Straw
Nose "A pungently earthy and lightly oaked nose offers up notes of forest floor, red currant and plum." Burghound
Palate "The vibrant middle weight flavors possess a lovely texture thanks to the solid mid-palate density, all wrapped in a punchy and mildly rustic finish where a touch of warmth arises." Allen Meadows, Burghound
Food Pairing Poultry.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes As per his Puligny cuvée, Leroux's aim here is to craft a wine that reflects both the commune and the vintage overall. To this end he sources fruit from a range of exposures and soil types, although the lion's share of the 2015 relies on Aux Fournaux in the north of the village. Les Peuillets and Hauts Jarrons 1er Cru in the south and Ez Connardises in the heart of the village make up the quartet of parcels. The final blend saw roughly 30% new oak and 40% whole bunch vinification (mostly applied to the Aux Fournaux). While last year's devastating frost has put paid to any 2016 Savigny, the 2015 follows on from where the outstanding 2014 left off.
Variety Pinot Noir
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2015
Region Savigny-les-Beaune
Country France
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Benjamin Leroux
Branching out to launch his own label in 2007, young talented winemaker Benjamin Leroux honed his craft at Burgundy's famed Domaine Comte Armand.



Starting his wine studies in Beaune at the age of 13, Leroux moved on to become manager of Domaine Comte Armand at just 26, a position that he still maintains while running his own label. Drawing from his own parcels and purchased fruit from selected growers, Leroux crafts a wide range of small-batch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from a variety of appellations throughout the Côte-d'Or. Over half of these vineyards are organic or biodynamic and none are under the influence of herbicides or pesticides.



A respectful relationship between Leroux and his growers ensures that he controls important details such as low yields and ripeness levels. He is considered by his contemporaries in Burgundy as one of the region's most influential winemakers.
Savigny-les-Beaune
Nestled between the hillsides of a sub-valley in the Cote d'Or escarpment, Savigny-lès-Beaune is located in the Côte de Beaune in Burgundy, home to some of the world's finest wines.



Savigny-les-Beaune is one of the region's more prolific appellations, thanks to its location in a sub-valley formed by the Rhoin river, which flows just to the south of the village. The valley provides large swathes of south-facing slopes on which to plant quality vineyards. As the valley drops gently down to the east, it opens out onto the plain below, where there are many more acres of excellent viticultural land.



Savigny-les-Beaune is famed for its Pinot Noir, which are similar in style to the red wines of Beaune. Only about 10 per cent of the appellation's wines are white, produced from Chardonnay grapes.
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Neal Martin
It has a very attractive floral bouquet with dark berry fruit matched with fine mineralité. The palate is well balanced with fine tannin, very pure fruit here with dark cherry and raspberry, elegant and poised on the finish. There is lovely Pinoté here - a very expressive , well-crafted village cru.

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