As followers of Domaine Comte Armand will know, Leroux has considerable pedigree with this variety. This year’s release is solely from a parcel of 50-year-old Estate-grown fruit in Meursault’s Les Belles Roses. This site is home to Aligoté Doré, the high-quality, low-yielding cultivar of this variety which takes on an ochre colour when fully ripe. Picked three weeks later than the Bourgogne Chardonnay parcels, the 2019 was naturally fermented and the aging was all in seasoned 12-hectolitre ovals.
“All has been made in foudre, not new. Fresh bouquet with the tangy touch, a little bit of sucrosity on the palate, but has retained classical Aligoté angularity, and very good length. Not one of the sunny fleshy expressions, but more of a classical wine.” 86-88 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy