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Maison Leroy Nuits Saint-Georges 2017

Bourgogne - Nuits-Saint-Georges - Domaine Leroy
$1,134.17
Bottle 0.75L
In stock
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Grape varieties
Pinot Noir 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 Nuits Saint-Georges 2017.

Every wine produced by Maison Leroy is a gustatory event, and this Nuits-Saint-Georges 2017 isn't an exception. This appellation, the southernmost of the Côte de Nuits, is known for its wines of great tannic richness and ageing potential. Although it doesn't produce Grands Crus, the biodynamic viticulture and low yields practiced by Lalou Bize-Leroy make for an exceptionally concentrated Nuits-Saint-Georges.

After the drought of 2015 and the frost of 2016, 2017 brought a smile back to the faces of Burgundian winemakers with fairly decent yields. The year progressed without any major difficulties, and the grapes were harvested in good health and in most cases with good levels of ripeness.

Bearing a pretty ruby color, this marvelous wine presents a whole panoply of lively fruity aromas on the nose: cherry, blackcurrant, blackberry, redcurrant.... These mingle with notes of dried roses and violets, cloves and other spices. An earthy, vegetal edge makes a discreet appearance, bringing a hint of austerity to this powerful, complex nose.

On the attack, vibrant acidity awakens our taste buds. The palate is tasty and textured, fresh and juicy, fleshy too. An enveloping tannic framework is articulated around fine, powdery tannins, a touch astringent, hinting at long ageing potential. A long, sapid finish is accompanied by light earthy and smoky notes. A gastronomic wine that will give great emotion at the table (after a few hours' vigorous decanting) with duck breast and redcurrants, or on the cheese platter with Epoisses.

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