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Maison Leroy Puligny-Montrachet 2018

Bourgogne - Puligny-Montrachet - Domaine Leroy
$1,146.66
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
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 Puligny-Montrachet 2018.

Every wine produced by Lalou Bize-Leroy is a taste event, and this Puligny-Montrachet 2018 isn't an exception. This appellation shares with Chassagne the most perfect expression of Chardonnay.

2018 was a very early vintage, with very little rainfall and exceptional sunshine. A perfectly ripe Chardonnay gave birth to this exceptional wine.

As usual, the wines of Maison Leroy are well above the level of the village appellation. La robe is a brilliant golden yellow. The nose is still very young and fresh, slightly reductive at first. Aeration in the glass quickly reveals a divine perfume of preserved lemon and notes of green apple, pear, citrus and wet stones. Amid the elegant oak notes, we detect a superb match note.

On the palate, we're dealing with broad shoulders in a tailored suit: concentrated and powerful, its elegance and balance are remarkable. Accompanied by a honeyed note, a refreshing hint of bitterness makes its appearance, reminiscent of small, slightly bitter green apples. Yellow fruit, quince and citrus abound in a beautiful ripeness of fruit. Taut and mineral, the whole is wonderfully dense and charming.

The ideal wine with pan-fried veal with mushrooms or, at cheeseboard time, with well-aged raw-milk goat's milk cheeses.

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