Due to its small size (at 6.6 hectares it is about one-third of the size
of Clos de la Roche) and fragmented ownership, this is one of the Côte d'Or's
least tasted Grand Cru vineyards. For a number of years, Leroux has been making
an outstanding example from a 50+ year old parcel of vines smack-bang in the
original Clos itself. Deep and structured and yet wonderfully juicy and
seductive. And so long. This 0.13 hectare parcel has always been managed
organically, and as per last year, the wine was entirely destemmed and aged in
one-third new barrels. Leroux always refers to this Grand Cru as "mon chouchou".
In other words, his favourite (year in, year out).
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