Domaine Leroy Bourgogne Blanc Chardonnay
Domaine Leroy (pronounced 'Le-Wah') was born when owner Lalou Bize-Leroy split from Domaine de la Romanee Conti. She uses biodynamic practices on the vineyards (she is an extreme devotee), and the proof is in the pudding. This lightly-oaked chardy is quite steely in style, and shows apples, lemons and jasmine florals on the nose. The palate is lighter-bodied, crisp and dry, with evident acidity, and just a touch of honey on the finish.