Maison Benjamin Leroux
About Maison Benjamin Leroux
At only 24 years old, Benjamin Leroux took over winemaking at Domaine Comte Armand from his old mentor, Pascal Marchand. Big shoes to fill for any young winemaker. Yet his first wines in 1999 were hailed as stars of the vintage. After leaving Comte Armand, he focuses on his own winery in Beaune where he has a small négociant business.
The natural heir of Henri Jayer, Benjamin Leroux is a modern producer in every sense of the word and his wines, whether it be the entry-level Bourgogne Blanc or the Grand Cru Echezeaux. These wines are pure class and offer some of the best, freshest styles in the region.
A daring young talent does not afraid to challenge tradition, Benjamin Leroux also makes use of the screw cap in some of his entry levels, meaning that the wines which are best drunk young will be fresh and lively rather than oxidised, which is of course always a risk with natural cork.
He buys grapes (never juice or wine) from his own and others’ vineyards where he holds his growers to exacting standards - over 50% practice organic viticulture. Hold on tight and grab a rising star.