Benjamin Leroux Gevrey-Chambertin 2019

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Fifty per cent of Leroux’s 2019 Gevrey hails from 50-year-old vines in Les Seuvrées (bordering Morey) with the northern, limestone-rich La Justice and some old-vines in Les Jeunes Rois (on the Brochon side of the appellation) completing the picture. 

There’s no doubt the Jeunes Rois fruit has brought a greater dimension to this cuvée, and we’re glad Leroux decided to keep it in the blend (he has been tempted to bottle this parcel as a separate cuvée). Each parcel was vinified separately before blending, almost all the fruit was de-stemmed this year, and the wine was aged in 600-litre and 225-litre barrels (20% new). 

Five Star Wine “Heady and delicious, yet very well balanced, so lively, good natural acidity, fruit at optimum ripeness, light on its feet and very long. Frankly, this is a brilliant cuvée and there is plenty of it!” 91-93 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy 

“Lovely depth for a village wine, this is very 'Gevrey', with a dark fruit character, lots of spice, more plum than cherry and an earthy, savoury note. On the palate there are firm tannins and a satisfying length. Produced from the lieux-dits of Les Seuvrées and La Justice, among others, there were 10% whole clusters fermented on native yeasts and aged for two winters in cask (20% new).” 92 points, Decanter Magazine