Richebourg Grand Cru 2000 - Domaine Leroy

Bourgogne, Côte de Nuits, Richebourg Grand Cru, Vintage 2000, Domaine Leroy

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Tasting notes for the Richebourg Grand Cru 2000 - Domaine Leroy

  • EYE: Deep and intense ruby red color with a slight evolution at the edges.
  • NOSE: The aromas are intense and complex, featuring notes of ripe red fruits, blackcurrant, licorice, black pepper, and undergrowth.
  • MOUTH: On the palate, the wine is ample and velvety, with very fine tannins and a beautiful acidity that brings freshness. The flavors are complex and intense, showcasing notes of jammy red and black fruits, spices, tobacco, and truffle. The finish is incredibly long and persistent, leaving a refreshing and elegant impression.

In short: This Richebourg Grand Cru 2000 from the famous Domaine Leroy is an exceptional wine. Legendary, even. This highly sought-after 2000 vintage can be enjoyed right away or cellared for later tasting. You simply can't go wrong either way.

Other appellations from this estate: Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru, Corton-Renardes Grand Cru, Richebourg Grand Cru, Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Musigny Grand Cru, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, Latricières-Chambertin Grand Cru, Chambertin Grand Cru, Volnay 1er Cru Santenots du Milieu, Savigny Les Beaune 1er Cru Les Narbantons, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Vignerondes, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Aux Brûlées, Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Charmes, Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Combottes, Auxey-Duresses « Les Lavières », Pommard « Les Trois Follots », Pommard « Les Vignots », Nuits-Saint-Georges « Aux Allots », Nuits-Saint-Georges « Aux Lavières », Nuits-Saint-Georges « Bas de Combe », Vosne-Romanée « Genaivrières », Chambolle Musigny « Les Fremières », Gevrey Chambertin, Bourgogne Aligoté, Bourgogne Blanc, Bourgogne Rouge, Côteaux Bourguignons Blanc, Côteaux Bourguignons Rouge...

Product Details
W_1726

Data sheet

Vintage
2000
Format
75 cl
Color
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Pinot Noir
% vol.
13 %
Appellation
Richebourg
Region
Burgundy, Côte de Nuits
Producer
Domaine Leroy
Classification
Grand Cru
CRD
Yes
Producer: Domaine Leroy
Domaine Leroy

The female pope of biodynamics

 

CEO of the Maison Leroy (located in the Côte de Nuits) since 1971, Lalou Bize-Leroy is quite an incredible woman: always full of energy, extremely demanding, and whose love for the vineyard is equal to her talent as a winemaker. For many people, she is also known as the female Pope of Burgundy biodynamic wine. A well-deserved title.

Born in 1932, this great lady started her career in 1955, when she was entrusted with the family business by her father, Henri Leroy (1894-1980), who was also the co-owner of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Lalou was 23 years old when she discovered the wine business and, thanks to her patience and perseverance, she managed to make a name for herself, in a world which was mainly dominated by men at the time.

Over the years, she adopted a philosophy that would guide her steps during her entire life: nature has to be preserved, no matter what. This explains why she opted for biodynamics, the ancestor of our modern organic farming. She worked tirelessly, creating her own natural fertilizers, choosing not to use the herbicides or pesticides many other wine makers were so fond of, dedicating all her time and love to her vineyards...

Lalou's other belief is limited output. According to her, wine is sending us a "loud and clear message of life", which encourages her to never make more than 15 hectoliters per hectare of vineyard, and to pick all grapes by hand only. In total, 8000 bottles are produced per year (only a fraction of them are actually being sold), resulting in wines that are truly the stuff of legend, but whose prices can quite often skyrocket.

Discover the wines from the Domaine Leroy.

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