Maison Leroy Bourgogne Blanc 2015
With hints of white flower and grapefruit that give way to precise minerality, the finish lasts on the palate for several minutes revealing subtle apple and pear. A complex nose of Chardonnay fruit and herbal notes combines with delicious, solidly concentrated flavors that deliver excellent length and acidity.
The domaine was founded by Francois Leroy, a wine merchant based in Auxey-Duresses, in 1868. It was expanded under his son Joseph and grandson Henri throughout the early 1900s, and in 1942, Henri Leroy was involved with the purchase of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti alongside Edmond Gaudin de Villaine. Leroy and Villaine saw massive potential in the plots and vines DRC already held and, rather than see the domaine split up among various proprietors, decided to buy it together.