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Beaune 1er Cru

  • RegionCôte de Beaune
  • VillageBeaune
  • AppellationBeaune Premier Cru
  • Grape varietyChardonnay
The Vine
  • Average vine age 35 years
  • SoilChalk and clay
  • Average yield40 hl/ha
  • HarvestHand picked
Wine tips
  • Cellaring Potential5-7 ans
  • Serving temperature 12-14°
  • Found amongst the northern vineyards of Beaune, this excellent site overlooks the medieval fortified town of Beaune, that remains to this day the wine capital of Burgundy. Burgundy vineyards named Les Grèves generally designate soils formed of loose rock, fine scree, sand and gravel which are particularly favourable to the cultivation of vines. Our vineyards are located on the gentle slopes of the hill of Beaune next the vineyard of Les Teurons. The clay and limestone soils of Les Grèves suit the Chardonnay grape and contribute to making this wine one of the fullest and richest of the Beaune appellations.
Vinification & Ageing
  • Fermentation
    Traditional in oak barrels with complete malolactic fermentation
  • Ageing
    8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 100% new
  • Barrels
    Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
Wine tasting
  • Tasting Note
    This premier cru is pale yellow in colour and has a complex nose of smoky and floral aromas mixed with a touch of honey. On tasting, it is characterised by nice length with impressive tension on the finish. Tasted December 2011.
  • Food Pairing
    Fish - shellfish - sweet and savoury dishes - Soumaintrain cheese

Press review
    • Beaune 1er Cru "Grèves" 2015 - Burgundy Report - December 2016 - "Big"

      A nice big aromatic, some oak hints but really plenty of opulent (in a good way) and interesting aromas. Big, silky, I would again say opulent, weighted fruit flavours. Lots of finishing vivacity, indeed minerality, but from the start to the middle I'd really like a little more energy to carry the wine. Bill Nanson (UK)

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