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2019 Maison Leroy Bourgogne Blanc

ITEM 7983145 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
wss_bang… 12 $71 $852
josmi1 1 of 3 $71 $71
BOC(HK) 0 of 13 $70 $0
13 $70
Item Sold Amount Date
I7988747 3 $73 Oct 31, 2021
I7983133 1 $70 Oct 24, 2021
I7983132 2 $70 Oct 24, 2021
I7983145 13 $71 Oct 24, 2021
I7983158 6 $70 Oct 24, 2021
I7978210 2 $70 Oct 17, 2021
I7973263 3 $70 Oct 10, 2021
I7968181 6 $70 Oct 3, 2021
I7968162 3 $70 Oct 3, 2021
I7963708 8 $70 Sep 26, 2021
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PRODUCER

Maison Leroy

Maison Leroy is often called the greatest estate in Burgundy. Its wines are legendary, as is its history. Founded in 1868 by Francois Leroy in Vosne-Romanee, the Leroy name was associated with outstanding wine by the late 19th century. In 1942 the family purchased half of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti. Today the estate is run by the remarkable Lalou Leroy, who ran the family’s negociant business for decades before taking over winemaking in 1988. She added vineyards to the estate and today has 56 acres of prime parcels planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Aligote. About 17 of her acres are in grand cru vineyards, including Corton-Charlemagne, Corton-Renardes, Richebourg, Romanee-St. Vivant, Clos de Vougeot, Musigny, Clos de la Roche, Latricieres-Chambertin and Chambertin. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called Leroy’s wines “the reference point for Burgundy…(the wines) are among the noblest and purest expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Burgundy.”

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or

The Côte d’Or literally means the “slope of gold” and to Burgundy collectors it is sacred ground. It is home to most fabled Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards in the world, as well as historic domaines that trace their traditions back hundreds of years. The 30-mile long ridge stretches from just south of Dijon on the north to a little past Santenay in the south. At its widest, the Côte d’Or is a mere 1.5 miles across and sometimes it is merely a few hundred yards across. During several geological periods shifting sea beds left calcium-rich shellfish deposits on the ridge, creating unique, rocky soils that have become excellent vineyards. The Côte d’Or is further divided into a north and south. The Côte de Nuits is more or less the northern half, and is most famous for its Pinot Noir, while the Côte d’Beaune is the southern half, and is especially noted for its Chardonnay.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.