Benjamin Leroux, the gifted manager/winemaker of Domaine Comte Armand launched his own label with the 2007 vintage. He works from a brand new winery in the center of Beaune (just off the Boulevard) that he shares with Dominique Lafon and two other wine growers. The operation is very small and will eventually specialise, primarily, in Puligny and Volnay, but with many other appellations also covered. While there are over twenty terroirs produced, this is certainly a ‘micro negociant’ operation with only two to five barrels made of most of the cuvees.
The Hospices de Beaune estate is now spread on 60 ha, with 50 ha of Pinot Noir and 10 ha in Chardonnay. A clear proof of its superior quality is the fact that 85% of its vineyard is classified at premier and grand cru level. The Hospices de Beaune is also famous for its auction on the third Sunday in November.
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