Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrieres 2017 Benjamin Leroux
Benjamin Leroux's Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières 2017 is produced using 100% Chardonnay grapes. This white grape variety is native to Burgundy, France, and is known for its versatility and ability to express its terroir of origin.
The vineyards used to produce this wine are located in the Meursault appellation, in the Côte de Beaune region, part of Burgundy. The Meursault terroir is characterized by a temperate climate, with cold winters and hot, dry summers. The soil is composed mainly of limestone marl and clay, with layers of pebbles and sand that promote excellent drainage. These special conditions help give the wine its distinctive characteristics.
Vinification of Benjamin Leroux's 2017 Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières follows traditional Burgundian methods, with an emphasis on enhancing the terroir and quality of the grapes. Grapes are harvested by hand and carefully selected to ensure only the best clusters. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve varietal characteristics and terroir nuances. The wine is then aged in French oak barrels, some of which are new, for a period of 12 to 18 months before being bottled and marketed.
Benjamin Leroux's 2017 Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières shows a bright golden yellow color. On the nose, it offers a complex and refined bouquet, with notes of ripe fruit such as peach and pear, accompanied by floral and mineral nuances. In the mouth, the wine is structured and well balanced, with good acidity supporting its aromatic richness. Flavors of ripe fruit, honey and butter are perceived, enriched by toasted and spicy notes resulting from aging in wood. The aromatic persistence is long and pleasant, with a mineral finish that recalls the terroir of origin.
DENOMINATION: Meursault 1er Cru AOC
REGION: Burgundy (France)
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay