Benjamin Leroux Blagny, La Piece Sous Le Bois, 1er cru 2018


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Country of Origin: France
Region: Blagny, Burgundy
Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Vintage: 2018
Size: 750ml
Alcohol: 13.0%
Body: Medium
Sweetness: Dry

Winemaker / Tasting Notes

Sitting astride the famous white wine villages of Meursault and Puligny, Blagny is a little-known, all-red village. A vineyard in Blagny's jurisdiction planted to white is labeled with the name of one of the better-known neighbors, with the choice of putting either the general "Blagny" or the specific lieu-dit on the label. Blagny has often fallen behind its more popular neighbors, as vignerons see more benefit to planting Chardonnay and letting the notoriety of these other appellations sell their wine. As a result, only 10% of the vineyards in the limits of Blagny village are actually planted to Pinot Noir. Benjamin Leroux is convinced of this terroir's qualitative potential for Pinot Noir as well as Chardonnay, acquiring more land here in 2017 in order to make more of this cuvée.

This vineyard has one of the highest elevations of all the Meursault 1er Cru terroirs. Ben Leroux describes it as Saint Aubin-style altitude, which is a rarity for red wines.

Dense dark colour, with black fruit in evidence but this does not smell or taste over-ripe. The fruit is very dense for this site and with good length. Black fruit but correctly ripe. Fine long finish.

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