About This Vineyard
Domain Leroy wines are some of the most sort after in the world. They are extremely expensive and very hard to find – but if you ever get a chance to taste one you won’t be disappointed. Lalou Bize-Leroy is one of the superstars of Burgundy. Now in her 60s she began working in the negociant business of father, Henri Leroy, when she was in her early 20s, in 1955.
In 1974 Lalou became co-manager of the famed Domaine de la Romanée-Conti alongside Aubert de la Villaine. By all accounts this was not an easy relationship, and in 1992 she was famously kicked out, in part because she’d already begun running a competing business: in 1988 with the help of outside investors she’d purchased Domaine Noëllat in Vosne-Romanée, which was renamed Domaine Leroy.
Subsequent purchases expanded the vineyard area, including the estate of Philippe-Rémy at Gevrey-Chambertin. Of particular note is the Domaine d’Auvenay, whose wines are vinified separately. Now she has 23 hectares of organic vines, most of which is in prime vineyards. Leroy is a celebrated practitioner of biodynamie. Filtration and fining are eschewed, as is destemming, and all the barrels are new every vintage.
Look for wines from her other vineyard Domaine d’Auvenay.