Leroy today comprises three different entities: the Maison Leroy, Domaine d’Auvenay and Domaine Leroy. The Maison Leroy is the négociant business founded in 1868 by François Leroy. Apart from maintaining a very large négociant collection of old Grands Crus vintages it also has co - owned Domaine de la Romanée - Conti since 1942. Domaine Leroy based in Vosne - Romanée, was founded in 1988 by Lalou Bize - Leroy when she bought part of the Domaine Charles Hudelot - Nöellat In 1989 along with several holdings of Domaine Philippe Rémy.
Domaine Leroy has 10 top Grand Crus in Burgundy (Chambertin / Latricières - Chambertin / Clos de la Roche / Musigny / Richebourg / Romanée - Saint - Vivant / Clos de Vougeot / Corton - Renardes / Batard Montrachet / Corton - Charlemagne). Some of the Domaine holdings are as small as 0.06ha, which limits production to a few hundred bottles for many of the wines and has helped the prices reach the top echelon in Burgundy.
At Domaine Leroy, the estate has been cultivating vines under biodynamic conditions since the beginning, as Lalou Bize - Leroy has always been a firm believer in biodynamie. Their viticulture methods are meticulous and very demanding involving rigorous pruning, replacing each individual dead vine stock with a selection massale from the Domaine’s plants. During the harvest, the grapes are put into small caissettes to avoid breaking the skins and oxidising the juice and all bunches thoroughly sorted are put into wooden fermentation vats, each vat is tailor - made to receive a specific parcel of vines, every processes of vinification is driven by the preservation of each terroir’s identity. The temperature of fermentation can reach 33C to allow more extraction of the flavours, and only indigenous yeasts are in operation. The wine is then transferred to casks with its lees, reds and whites are all matured in new oak barrels. Wines are racked in the middle of their élevage, and are bottled without fining or filtering.
Leroy wines are deeply coloured and impressively intense in their youth, with a depth and ripeness of fruit that few Burgundies achieve, they combine a vivid fruitiness with a considerable structure.
REGION OF PRODUCTION
Bourgogne blanc, Santenay, Gevrey Chambertin, Montagny
100% biodynamic agriculture
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Aligoté
AGES OF VINES
BEHIND THE WINES
Henri’s daughter, joined the family business, Maison Leroy, in 1955. She became President - Directeur General en 1971. With great devotion and a lot of work, through constant tasting, she undertook to understand the essential characteristics of each “terroir” from each vineyard of Burgundy. For Maison Leroy, still today, she searches unceasingly to purchase the best wines, and for her the best is always yet to come.
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