Sitting astride the famous white wine villages of Meursault and Puligny, Blagny is a little-known, all-red village. A vineyard in Blagny's jurisdiction planted to white is labeled with the name of one of the better-known neighbors, with the choice of putting either the general "Blagny" or the specificon the label. Blagny has often fallen behind its more popular neighbors, as vignerons see more benefit to planting Chardonnay and letting the notoriety of these other appellations sell their wine. As a result, only 10% of the vineyards in the limits of Blagny village are actually planted to Pinot Noir. Benjamin Leroux is convinced of this terroir's qualitative potential for Pinot Noir as well as Chardonnay, acquiring more land here in 2017 in order to make more of this cuvée.
In Blagny we trust! A fine glowing rich crimson purple. This has plenty of power to it, blackberries and bilberries, then a finish on cleaner fresher red fruit, quite a lot of nuance, good acidity and fine boned tannins, really very persistent. Lovely aftertaste.