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Producer Profile: Domaine Leroy

Producer Profile: Domaine Leroy

Lalou Bize-Leroy owns the wineries Domaine d'Auvenay, Domaine Leroy, as well as the label Maison Leroy in Burgundy. That’s like owning Rolex, Patek, and Swatch. At one point she was even a co-manager of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC). Along with Aubert de Villaine, Lalou helped build DRC's reputation to be one of the most sought after wines in the world. After leaving DRC in 1992, she began to focus solely on her own wineries. Today, they’re some of the hardest to find and collectible wines. Domaine Leroy is known for making an elegant and very perfumed style of Burgundy from grand cru and premier cru vineyards. These wines are marked with a red cap to distinguish them from the larger volume Maison Leroy wines. Domaine d’Auvenay’s acclaim is largely with White Burgundy in and around Meursault and Puligny Montrachet. The Maison wines do not get the same attention and care as the others do… they are the Swatch in the line up of Rolex and Patek.

Vintage and Wine Highlights: 

  • Domaine Leroy is considered to have made the greatest 1991 Red Burgundies. The grand cru vineyards of Musigny and Richebourg from the vintage are often on the short list of the great wines of the decade. 
  • Domaine d’Auvenay’s Chevalier Montrachet is one of the most expensive wines in the world. It’s hard to say there’s value in wines at this price but when only 500 bottles are made a year, they’re worth it. 

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