No name enlivens and ignites a discussion of Burgundy as quickly as Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy. She is unrelenting in every way, from her personality to how she runs her business to the quality of the wine in the bottle. The Leroy family’s 50% ownership of Domaine Romanée-Conti gave Lalou ample ability to amass the deepest and most revered cellar in Burgundy during the past six decades. Speculation is rampant about its size and holdings; only one person knows for sure. Today, Lalou is the force behind three domaines: Maison Leroy, Domaine Leroy and Domaine d’Auvenay.
Domaine d’Auvenay is an old hunting lodge and the home Lalou shared with her late husband, Marcel. Lalou lives on a plateau overlooking the working farm, where barley and corn are grown. Under the d’Auvenay label, Lalou produces biodynamic, estate-grown village, 1er and Grand Cru wines. These small-batch wines display supreme elegance and precision, with a richness that is both complex and easy to digest. This is her labor of love, where she exhibits the entirety of her winegrowing and winemaking abilities, producing truly perfect wines.
Martine’s Wines is the appointed importer for Domaine d’Auvenay in all of the following states: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, IA, ID, KS, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, OK, PA, RI, SD, TN, UT, VT, WV, WY.