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 ageingDespite low yields in 2019, the quality of the grapes for this vintage allowed us to vinify 10% of the harvest using entire bunches of grapes after careful sorting at the winery. Following 6 days of pre-fermentation maceration, fermentation started slowly and punch-downs were performed daily. Cuvaison lasted a total of 18 days. The wine was barrel aged for 16 months (33% new oak).
Tasting notesSplendid deep red colour. Floral nose (violet, peony, wilted rose) with mineral and fruity (blood orange, candied raspberry) notes along with incense and a touch of pipe tobacco. A magnificent, powerful, concentrated start to the palate that is dense and oaky featuring lovely liquorice flavours, a hint of salinity and superb tannins that are powerful, fine and elegant. An ideal wine for laying down.