PhilosophyIn 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.
TerroirThis emblematic Premier Cru is located in the centre of the Beaune village, 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 250 metres, this climat is known to yield rich, structured wines that boast great ageing potential.
Vinification and ageingThe grapes were handpicked, completely destemmed and crushed. Maceration was rather long and involved regular punching down. Barrel ageing lasted 15 months, using a proportion of 30% new oak.
Tasting notesGorgeous deep red in colour. Lovely, expressive nose that is exceptionally complex and elegant with scents of black cherry and chocolate, underscored by balsamic notes of cedar and essences of fine wood. Aromas of peaty soil, pebbles and slate are typical of the deep, gravelly terroir found in Les Grèves, followed by nuances of leather, liquorice, bark, Amsterdamer tobacco, and slightly smoky notes of peat… Very subtle oakiness on the palate, with bold tannins that are still a little wild and contribute to the charm of this wine, which is well suited to laying down. Ripe red fruit and sabayon on the finish.