Tag: Benjamin Leroux

Tasting highlights from a trip to Burgundy

Leaving the teeming metropolis of Hong Kong for the quiet alleys of Vosne Romanée on a sleepy Sunday afternoon is quite an experience. Along with five colleagues, Private Account Manager David Jones recently joined Jasper Morris MW for a two-and-a-half day tour of region to taste the wines and to meet the people who made […]

Tasting Burgundy 2012: a novice’s tale…

Accompanying the Fine Wine team as they tasted Burgundy 2012, new Berry Bros. & Rudd recruit Emily Miles found that getting to know this complex wine region was going to be a lifetime’s (extremely pleasurable) work As I spat my umpteenth mouthful of wine on the cellar floor, and shuffled my feet to coax reluctant […]

Benjamin Leroux on the philosophy of winemaking

As all eyes turn to Burgundy this week with the launch of 2012 en primeur, we caught up with some of the region’s rising-star producers. First up is Ben Leroux, who – although only in his thirties – began bottling wines under his own name in 2007. Leroux’s energy and intensity appear to be reflected […]

2013 Burgundy vintage: a diary

Jasper Morris MW brings us up to date with the Burgundy harvest, as the vignerons tread the delicate balance between ripeness and rot. The days leading up to harvest are the usual battle of nerves: to hold on for full maturity or to get the grapes in before rot can further diminish an already small […]