This year’s blend was drawn from Les Grands Champs, a site abutting the 1er Cru belt that lies below the village between Les Mitans and the D974. To this parcel, Leroux married his fruit from 1er Cru La Gigotte, which lies directly south (no Les Carelles fruit this year). There was just a little whole bunch this year (mainly from the Gigotte parcel) with Leroux picking out the best looking bunches at the sorting table. It’s a super release of this wine, so fine, pure and seductive.
“From Grands Champs and Gigottes, the latter made with whole bunches. Lovely mid crimson purple, with a very stylish bouquet, absolutely typical Volnay. Gorgeously juicy here, good acid balance, a little barrel toast, a most encouraging ensemble.” 89-91 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
Roundness, soft earthiness, savoury fruit, dark cherry, plum and damp soil meld with ripe brown spices and a gentle hint of stem. Already quite seamless, ready and complete. Pretty, bloody classic and great at the Village level. - Ian Cook, FWC