The legendary Leroy house in Auxey-Duresses was created by François Leroy in 1868. At the beginning of the following century, Henri Leroy contributed greatly to making these wines famous, and his daughter, Lalou Bize-Leroy, took over in 1971. Moreover, this icon of Burgundy made itself renowned by buying the Domaine Charles Noëllat to create its own domain. The Leroy family is also co-owner of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti with the Villaine family. The wines of the Leroy house have an exemplary quality. No doubt this is the greatest Burgundy wine. The grapes are meticulously selected; they must come from at least responsibly cultivated vines. The winemaking and maturing are carried out with as much care as in the domain that produces exceptional wines.
About the cuvée
Half-way between Musigny and Chambertin, Bonnes-Mares is a really racy wine with a gorgeous ruby colour that is both bright and intense. It has complex aromas that combine Morello cherry, cherry wood, raspberry, and undertones of brown tobacco. After ageing it develops truffle and musk aromas. The wine has a powerful tannic structure on the palate which is balanced with a lovely mellowness.
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