Beaune 1er Cru
- 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°
- Situated halfway up the slope between Beaune and the residential area called La Montagne, the aprcels of this Beaune Premier Cru benefit from an exceptional exposure to the sun. The grapes are thus able to mature perfectly whilst maintaining sufficient acidity for preserving the freshness of the complex aromas.
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 NoteThe softness and complexity of this wine, enhanced by aromas of honeysuckle and peach, allow this appellation to be included amongst the finest whites of the Côte de Beaune. Already thoroughly enjoyable in its youth, the wine will reveal its true complexity after some ageing.
- Food PairingCharcuterie - fish - shellfish
- 2001 Beaune 1er Cru Blanc - Burghound.com - April 2004 - 86 points :(From Perrières and Clos du Roi). As one would reasonably expect, this is more forthcoming than the prior wine with pretty, expressive and open red fruit aromas as well as generous lighter weight of modest depth but good persistence. There is a certain appealing vibrancy here and if this can add some complexity over time, my score will appear conservative. 86/2006-9.