Philosophy In the aim of showing all of the diversity of Burgundy’s climats, we thought it would be interesting to offer a Beaune Premier Cru, a rare appellation in Bourgogne in which the surface area classified as Premier Cru is higher than that of the Village wines. And what better than “Les Grèves”, which for us is one of if not the finest Premier Cru in the appellation. Indeed, “Les Grèves” always boasts additional complexity, dimension and depth that make it a truly great wine.
Terroir This emblematic Premier Cru is located in the centre of the Beaune appellation, at the bottom of the slope. The vines are planted in deep, calcareous soil that also contains clay and iron oxide. With its full eastern exposure, at altitudes of between 220 and 250m, this climat is known to yield rich, structured wines that boast great ageing potential.
Vinfication and ageing The grapes are handpicked before being completely destemmed and crushed. Maceration is rather long with regular punch-down. Oak barrel ageing lasts 15 months, with a proportion of 30% new oak.
Tasting notes Gorgeously intense red colour. The nose is expressive and spicy, featuring cherry aromas. Starts off magnificently on the palate, opening up to flavours of dark fruit (cherry, blackberry), spices, root vegetables and humus. Rich and powerful on the palate. This is a wine of great depth.