2019 - Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans Benjamin Leroux
Colour
Red
Producer
Benjamin Leroux
Region
Volnay
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2023 - 2034
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now

2019 VOLNAY 1ER CRU LES MITANS BENJAMIN LEROUX - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Benjamin Leroux
Region
Volnay
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2023 - 2034
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £378.47 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2020

    Mitans derives from the old French for middle or centre and this cru lies at the foot of the slope just beneath the village proper in the heart of the appellation. The soil here is fine clay, and the wine is often less tannic than some others from Volnay. Always a standout wine in Ben’s cellar, this is a gorgeous cuvée with an impression of sloe and damson. Silky, generous and deliciously refined on the finish.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2020,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2019 Volnay Les Mitans 1er Cru has an elegant bouquet of red cherries, crushed strawberry and light crushed rock aromas that become more floral with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, the tiny proportion of whole bunch imparting a soupçon of pepperiness toward the finish. Very fine. 2023-2038

  • BURG

    Burghound, April 2021,
    Score: 92

    There is a vague whiff of menthol to the equally pretty aromas of various red berries, orange peel, spiced tea and rose petal. The lacy, delicious and appealingly textured medium-bodied flavors possess a building intensity that culminates in a dusty and youthfully austere finish. This solidly persistent effort needs more depth, but the underlying material appears to be present such that more should develop in time. Outstanding. Drink 2027+

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, October 2020,
    Score: 17

    Just racked to tank. Very transparent crimson. Great delicacy. Real undertow of interest. Broad and sweet with some undergrowth notes underneath. Drink 2025-2038

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Producer

Benjamin Leroux

Following fifteen years as winemaker at Comte Armand, Benjamin Leroux is now amongst an elite band of specialist micro-négociants setting up in the Côte D’Or. Based in Beaune, Benjamin uses his network of contacts to source only the very best fruit and, where he has contracts, likes to advise on vineyard practices to make sure that the raw material is of the highest quality. He makes wines from a broad and diverse selection of appellations, but all show a true connection to their origins.

Region

Volnay

A red wine appellation only, wines from Volnay might be considered the most revered of southern Burgundy. They have been celebrated since the 18th century for their delicacy. But they are not fruit forward like those of Beaune or Chorey Lès Beaune nor have the brooding structure of Pommard.Instead, they have superb linearity, focus and poise while sheathed in velvety tannin. This slightly reticent personality comes out even more with a bit of age, though some can be approached very young. There are no grand cru vineyards in Volnay, but there are some excellent premier cru examples including Volnay Les Champans and Volnay Les Caillerets. Chardonnay grown in the shared Santenots vineyard must be labelled as Meursault.