The Bourgogne Blanc is a mini-Meursault this year, and the first Leroux Bourgogne drawn entirely from Estate fruit. The vineyards are Les Millerands, Sous la Velle and Les Belles Côtes, with each parcel well sited on the Côte. Unlike the vast majority of Bourgogne—from the foot of the hill, and across the D974—Leroux’s vines are grown on limestone-rich terroirs. The Meursault fruit was supplemented by some 10% from the Hautes-Côtes. The 2018 was raised in 12-hectolitre foudres for 12 months before finishing its élevage in stainless steel for four months.
“Mix of stainless steel for 20%, then foudres of 12hl and a bit in normal barrel. Barrel because not enough foudres, and tank because not enough barrels! It was still in barrel in December 2019 because it was continuing to refine. Fine pale colour with a light green tint. This is a lean and hungry Bourgogne Blanc yet with considerable flesh behind and unusually persistent.” 88 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy