Leroy Gevrey-Chambertin Fonteny 1re Cru 1999
VERY LIMITED.. Last Bottles both label damaged
Out of stock
About Domaine Leroy:
It is almost impossible to put into words the significance of Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy and her Domaine Leroy estate in the world of wine. Clive Coates MW poses the rhetorical question “Is this the greatest estate in Burgundy? ” and answers:” How do you determine great? Is it size? Is it quality? Is it price? Is it reputation? Is it the amount of media cover age? However, you do compute it the greatest domaines of Burgundy today must be those under the control of Lalou Bize The Domaine Leroy and her own Domaine d ‘Auvenay. The estates of Jadot. Faiveley and Bouchard Pere et Fils are far larger, that of Romanee Conti the most splendid in terms of percentage of grand terroir but for nobility of it’s wines, pride of place must go to Leroy and to Domaine d ‘Auvenay. The sheer concentration, depth and intensity that Lalou Bize manages to squeeze into her bottles is breathtaking.
Domaine Leroy has been cultivated biodynamically since 1989 and specializes in making wines from vineyards with the lowest yields in Burgundy, producing tiny quantities of high priced Grand and Premier Cru wines. Lalou Bize-Leroy is still a quarter owner of Domaine de la Romanee Conti.
This Gevrey Chambertin from arguably the top vintage in the last couple of decades is still a baby and requires several hours in a decanter or years in the cellar to reveal an extraordinary pinot of profound intensity,a myriad of layers and dimensions. structure and finesse. RRP $800
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