Benjamin Leroux is a renowned first-generation vigneron in Burgundy, celebrated for his unique and insightful approach to winemaking. He began his eponymous négociant operation in 2007 after gaining significant experience as the manager of Domaine Comte Armand in Pommard. Leroux's winemaking philosophy revolves around the expression of terroir, aiming to let the fruit naturally express the best of its origin rather than steering the winemaking process in any specific direction. This approach results in wines that are both approachable and layered with complexity, suitable for a range of occasions and palates.
Working with up to 30 hectares of vines scattered throughout the Côte d’Or, Leroux manages a diverse range of vineyards, including owned plots in Meursault and Bâtard-Montrachet, and leases others. His portfolio is extensive, featuring around 50 individual cuvées, ranging from generic Bourgogne to Grand Cru, many of which are single-barrel parcels sold on allocation. This variety represents the diverse tapestry of Burgundy's terroirs.
Leroux's dedication to winemaking extends beyond his own generation. He views his work as a contribution to future generations, emphasizing the importance of long-term thinking in his craft. This perspective is reflected in his meticulous approach to viticulture and winemaking, where he incorporates techniques like lutte raisonnée, organic, and biodynamic practices.
His wines, such as the Benjamin Leroux Meursault-Blagny La Piece Sous Le Bois Premier Cru and Benjamin Leroux Pommard Rugien Hauts Premier Cru, exemplify the essence of their respective terroirs, offering a pure and transparent expression of Burgundy. They are celebrated for their elegance, complexity, and authenticity, making them a choice selection for wine enthusiasts seeking a genuine Burgundy experience.