Benjamin Leroux Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans 2021


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Region: Burgundy
Grapes: Pinot Noir
First Glance: Delicate, Fine, Elegant

The Wine:
‘Mitans’ derives from the old French for centre, and this is likely the source of the name as this Cru lies at the heart of the appellation (on the slopes beneath the village). Leroux’s 0.65-hectare parcel is close to the Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Barre and encroaches into the Mitans l’Ormeau lieu-dit. The soil here is fine clay shot through with limestone, and the vines are, on average, 50 years old. There is just a pinch of whole bunch this year. Les Mitans is considered one of the most elegant, fine-boned and cerebral expressions of Volnay, and this is certainly the case with Leroux’s pretty 2021.