Maison Leroy Bourgogne Blanc 2019

Critical Acclaim: I have said it so many times that it may seem redundant, but if you missed it in my 1990 tome, Burgundy, Lalou Bize-Leroy stands virtually alone at the top of Burgundy’s quality hierarchy. Because she is a perfectionist, and because she has had the courage to produce wines from low yields and bottle them naturally, without fining or filtration, she has been scorned by many Burgundy negociants, and even by the proprietors of other top domaines. Not only are they jealous, they are frightened of Bize-Leroy because they fear increasing pressure for lower yields and bio-dynamic farming. Anyone who loves great Burgundy, must realize that her wines embarrass much of what is produced in Burgundy.- Robert Parker

Leroy wines are "classic" Burgundy. They not only showcase their terroir, but have "beautiful balance, freshness, layers of complexity and length.  -Wine Spectator

Tasting Notes: With hints of white flower and grapefruit that give way to precise minerality, the finish lasts on the palate for several minutes revealing subtle apple and pear. A complex nose of Chardonnay fruit and herbal notes combines with delicious, solidly concentrated flavors that deliver excellent length and acidity. 

About the Winery: Along with her daughter, Lalou Bize-Leroy owns 50% of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (widely known as DRC). With her appellation specific wines (such as Puligny and Meursault) fetching $700 per bottle and up, her Bourgogne Blanc is a dream for white Burgundy fans.  And, it should be stressed that her Bourgognes rival and beat some of the finest appellation specific Burgundies on the market.

Varietal: Chardonnay.

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