2008 Auxey Duresses

2008 Auxey Duresses

 

Auxey-Durresses is an appellation in the Côte de Beaune that flies somewhat under the radar. Anyone wondering as to the quality that can be achieved in this Côte de Beaune commune needs only be reminded that Leroy’s Domaine d’Auvenay makes an Auxey-Duresses Blanc (which naturally carries the Leroy price tag). Leroux’s own Auxey-Duresses comes from three adjacent lieu dits: Les Boutonniers (where the d’Auvenay wine is grown), La Macabreé, and Les Hautés which abuts Les Vireuils in Meursault. In fact all three of these sites border the Meursault boundary. Leroux has a long-standing link to these vineyards and has worked them since 2001. Originally they were released under Domaine Comte Armand’s negociant label until Leroux launched his own range in 2007 and Comte Armand generously gave over the rights to these parcels to him.
 
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.
  • Product Name: Auxey Duresses
  • Producer: Benjamin Leroux
  • Importer: Becky Wasserman Selections
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  • Vintage: 2008
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Closure: Cork
  • Bottle Size: 750 ml
  • Case Pack: 12