“No doubt about the reds, amazing from the beginning…but I questioned myself about the whites for the first six months,” remarks Ben Leroux. “Low, but quite good acidity, but they are 1 degree higher in alcohol than the 2014 (whites), so the wine is built differently. In September 2016, I really began to believe in the (white) vintage.”
The whites should age well too. “Not just about acidity, but phenolic ripeness and the 2015s whites have this.” Ben points out that cooler places, such as Saint-Romain, “worked perfectly” in 2015. It’s not just the grand cru that were great in 2015, but Bourgogne and smaller appellations are lovely too.
Ben used more whole bunch on the reds, but thinks that the vintage character dominates any particular techniques used. He describes the reds as “elegant, powerful with great generosity.”
Filmed at the Goedhuis Burgundy tasting in London January 2017