Benjamin Leroux makes his Grand Cru Corton from just 0.2 hectares in the south-facing parcels of En Charlemagne, Les Bressandes and Le Corton. A third of the harvest is fermented as whole bunch grapes, of course without added yeast. After fermentation, the wine is saged in 300L barrels for 18 months, a third of which are new.
2020 was a great vintage with intense wines that have a lot of complexity, ripe tannins and a classic structure. The natural power of the Corton Grand Cru is ideal for this vintage, as it still provides the necessary extract to create something really big here.
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|Drink:||now until 2040+|
|Analysis:||13.5% alc. vol.|
|Wine maturing:||in 300 liter barrels, 33% new oak|
|Grape variety:||100% Pinot Noir|
|Wine type:||dry red wine|
Bottled by: Maison et Domaine Leroux, 5 rue Colbert, 21200 Beaune - France
Produced in France - contains sulphites