Born and raised in Burgundy and descendant of a florist family, you can say that Benjamin Leroux (13/2/1975) got the green thumbs from the cradle. Although he does not come from a winemaking family, he has been passionate about wine and viticulture from an early age. At the age of 13, he enrolled at the agricultural school of Beaune and also took his first lessons in viticulture here. He then goes to Dijon to get his degree in oenology. After graduating, Benjamin holds various positions to gain work and life experience. He works for Drouhin in Oregon, Cos d’Estournel in Bordeaux, Maison Louis Jadot in Burgundy and Giesen in New Zealand. In the summer of 1999, his big break came when he was offered the position of director at Domaine du Comte Armand.
The two most important adjustments he makes are the search for a good balance between power and elegance in the wine. After all, before his arrival, the wines of the domain were mainly known for power and concentration. The second modification is that he almost immediately introduces biodynamic applications. For example, he believed early on that all water on Earth flows according to the cycles of the moon and should be taken into account when working the vineyard and making wine.
In 2007 he started his small negociant business in Beaune producing only 7 barrels. Now Benjamin produces wines from 30 hectares including ca 8 ha in Domaine possession. His wines are reflecting purity and are memorable terroir ambassadors.