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2016 Benjamin Leroux Saint-Romain Sous le Château Blanc


Our Price: $79.99 / bottle (RRP: $95.00 ) Case: 1 x 750ml
60 bottles in the country. Leroux’s Saint-Romain hails from a 0.5-hectare parcel in the lieu-dit of Sous le Château. Organically farmed, there are in fact two parcels with 20 and 60 year old vines. The stony, rugged soils here are typical of Saint-Romain’s terroir, yet the site is also well protected from the northern winds and the plethora of stones on the surface radiate heat. It is therefore a warm terroir in the context of the village, and hence escaped the spring frosts in 2016. Vinification was half in foudres and half in 300-litre barrels.

'Light yellow. Ripe stone fruits as well as an obvious element of smoky oak on the nose. Attractively supple, dry, musky wine with lovely lemony lift and cut and a suggestion of hazelnut reduction. This very savory, well-delineated wine finishes with a firm mineral spine and very good length. The crop was normal here, noted Leroux, while the Auxey-Duresses got a bit of frost.'
Stephen Tanzer

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