As of the 2018 vintage, Leroux now farms two hectares in Vosne, and so this year’s wine benefits from a more complex range of sites spanning the length of the village. Starting in the north we have Les Violettes and Maizières Basses—both organically farmed plots with 60-year-old Pinot Fin vines that lie on the Flagey side of the village close to Clos de Vougeot. South of the village there’s the new parcels of Aux Genaivrières, Les Jacquines and La Rivière (the latter two parcels lie under the northern 1er Crus of Nuits-Saint-Georges).
Each parcel was vinified separately and the 50% whole bunch quota derived from the northern parcels. A meager 15% new oak this year. This blew everyone away at our Zoom tasting and rightly so. Pure silk.
“Half whole bunch. Good deep colour, a somewhat sultry nose made more complex by the whole bunch component (50%). This really works on the palate with a delicious lift at the back, spicy notes and fair aftertaste. Needs a little more time.” 91-93 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
Ah, those exotic spiced and poached red fruits – wild strawberry, black cherry. Just a mere morsel of whole bunch to rein in the cavalcade of red perfumed fruit. The finest and more elegant of all the wines tasted. Real breeding here. Keep it 10 years. Highly recommended. - -Ian Cook, FWC