Leroux's Saint-Romain hails from 0.5 hectares (split in two parcels) in the lieu-dit of Sous le Château. Organically farmed, the vines are, respectively, 60 and 20 years old. The stony, rugged soils here are typical of Saint-Romain's terroir, yet the site is also well protected from the northern winds, and the plethora of stones on the soil's surface radiate heat. It is therefore a warm terroir in the context of the village, which in 2017 lends a layer of ripe stone fruit to the wine's refreshing chalky spine. Vinification was half in foudres and half in 300-litre barrels. Outstanding class for the price.
"Three parcels, all in the natural amphitheatre of St-Romain, are used to produce this vivid, early-picked white, which shows all the Benjamin Leroux hallmarks of focus, precision and balance. The oak is well handled, the finish pithy and mouth-wateringly fresh." 91 points, Tim Atkin MW, Decanter
Benjamin Leroux Saint-Romain Sous le Chateau 2017