Benjamin Leroux Auxey-Duresses
Leroux’s Auxey-Duresses vineyards face east/southeast and have an altitude of about 350 meters. About half the vines are 25 years old; the other half 35 years old. The stony soil is white marl and limestone over a limestone base. In other words, very rocky and very chalky and the resulting style of wine reflects this soil.
Size: 2.00 ha (4.94 ac)
Vine Age: Planted from 1946 to 1985
Terroir: Les Hautés, La Macabrée (shallow stony soils), Les Boutonniers (clay soils)
Viticulture: Lutte raisonnée
Vinification: Directly pressed, light settling before transfer to foudres (10% new oak), indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 12 months, fined and/or filtered if necessary.