Beaune 1er Cru"Les Aigrots"
- RegionCôte de Beaune
- AppellationBeaune Premier Cru
- Grape varietyChardonnay
- Average vine age 35 years
- SoilClay and limestone
- Average yield40 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential5-7 years
- Serving temperature 12-14°
- « Les Aigrots » is situated to the south of the Beaune appellation, close to Pommard and adjacent to the famous « Clos des Mouches ». The gentle slope of this climat and its excellent exposure ensure the maturation of the grapes during the growing season. In the Burgundian dialect, the word 'aigrot' is used for holly bushes with thorny leaves. The vegetation of this place was thorny and prickly when it was given this name.
Vinification & Ageing
- FermentationTraditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
- Ageing8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 50% new
- BarrelsLouis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
- Tasting NoteThis Beaune premier cru has a lovely lemony colour to it and a delicately fruity nose with hints of honey. It is round in the mouth and has impressive finesse. Flavours of sweet lemons, fruit and oak burst in the mouth. This is a wine to drink in about 5 years time. Tasted 25/02/05
- Food PairingCharcuterie - fish - shellfish - soft cheeses
- Beaune 1er Cru "Aigrots" 2002 - Burghound.com - July 2004 - 88/100Bright and pretty with edgy, mineral-infused flavors and a very high-toned nose of citrus and pear, all of wich is highlighted by racy acidity. The personality here is quite cool and reserved and this will appeal most to those who enjoy racy, understated wines. 2006+. By Allen Meadows (USA).
- 2001 Beaune 1er Cru "Les Aigrots" - Wine Advocate - April 23rd, 2003 - 85-86 points :Smoke, minerals, and citrus fruits are found in the nose of the light to medium-bodied 2001 Beaune Aigrots. This pretty, fresh, spicy wine reveals lemon-infused minerals in its appealing lace-like character. It shoul be drunk over the next 24 months.