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Maison Leroy Meursault 2018

Bourgogne - Meursault - Domaine Leroy
$970.00
Bottle 0.75L
In stock
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Chardonnay 100%
Domaine Leroy

Domaine Leroy

The history of Maison Leroy began in 1968 when François Leroy, winemaker and owner of vineyards in Pommard, Meursault, Chambertin, Musigny, Clos de Vougeot and Richebourg, decided to create a structure with the aim of expanding.

During the second part of the twentieth century, his son's efforts were rewarded with various medals and Grands Prix in both France and Belgium. However, it was not until the arrival of Henri Leroy in 1919, the third generation, that things really changed. Highly invested in the business, he led it to a meteoric rise.

A few years later, in 1942, Maison Leroy became the owner of half the shares in Romanée-Conti's Domaine. Henry would devote the rest of his life to the estate, giving his all to create the jewel we know today.

Lalou Bize-Leroy, Henri's daughter and a grande dame of the Burgundy wine world, joined the adventure in 1955. She quickly followed in her father's footsteps, becoming President and General Manager of Maison Leroy as well as co-manager of Romanée-Conti Domaine. An unrivalled taster and connoisseur of the terroirs of Bourgogne, she will always strive for the best. This quest for perfection led her in 1988 to buy several Domaines and cultivate them biodynamically, making her a pioneer in the field.

Topping out at 21 hectares 99 ares 66 centiares, Domaine Leroy today boasts 9 Grands Crus, 8 Premiers Crus, 9 Villages and a few generic Bourgognes. With its racy terroirs, it offers us each vintage confidential cuvées of incredible richness.

Description Maison Leroy Meursault 2018.

At Meursault lies what Chardonnay does best in Côte de Beaune. This excellent vineyard land was developed by the monks of Cîteaux as early as 1098. Lalou Bize-Leroy's deft touch and uncompromising viticulture make this Meursault 2018 a very great white wine.

Every wine produced by Maison Leroy is a taste event, and this one isn't an exception. 2018 was a very early vintage, with very little rainfall and exceptional sunshine. A perfectly ripe Chardonnay is at the origin of this exceptional wine.

As usual, the wines of Maison Leroy are well above the level of the village appellation. Displaying a brilliant golden yellow color, the nose reveals magnificent aromas of exotic fruit, white peach, spices and white flowers. There's also a hint of flint and gunflint.

Despite the warmth of the vintage, a sharp, taut palate evokes the coldness of steel. The fruit is clearly perceptible: citrus, green pear and tart pineapple are coated with discreet notes of butter and fresh almond. Mineral, the finish is dry and chalky, a perception that accompanies us into a long, saline finish.

This splendid Meursault will sublimate a green curry and prawn risotto, or lobster baked in parsley butter.

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