Natural cork. Leroux now controls two hectares in Vosne, and the 2019 villages wine benefited from the fruit of five separate lieux-dits. Importantly, these vineyards are home to excellent vine stock—almost exclusively old selections of Pinot Fin. From north to south: Maizières Basses (organically farmed with 60-year-old Pinot Fin vines) lies on the Flagey side of the village close to Clos de Vougeot; there’s a small portion of Les Violettes this year; then there’s Leroux’s new parcel of old-vine Pinot Fin in Genaivrières sitting in the centre, close the village (just beneath those of Domaine Leroy); and finally there are Les Jacquines and Au-dessus de la Rivière, which both lie under the northern 1er Crus of Nuits-Saint-Georges.
Each parcel was vinified separately. The 45% whole-bunch quota derives mostly from the two northern parcels. This is just a stunning example of Vosne village; it’s both opulent and full of energy.
“The new barrel component has been racked. The colour is a fresh mid purple, with lots of energy on the nose, and class too, with a very refined raspberry fruit, and a super succulent, but refined feel throughout, and a lifted finish. Really well balanced.” 90-92 points, Jasper Morris, Inside Burgundy
“Outstanding. A slightly riper nose features plenty of Vosne spice on the mostly dark cherry liqueur scents. Like the Boudots, the delicious, round and caressing medium weight flavors are not particularly concentrated but they compensate by offering excellent depth and persistence on the balanced and moderately structured finish. Worth checking out.” 89-91 points, Allen Meadows, Burghound