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Beaune Bressandes1er Cru 2004

Beaune Bressandes
1er Cru 2004

Grape Variety : Pinot Noir

Soil : Limestone and clay

Site : This 2 hectare vineyard is located on the upper part of the hill, facing east. This vineyard was owned in the XIIIth century by a Canon of Beaune, Jean Bressand, hence the name "Bressandes".

The Vintage 2004 : Harvest took place at the end of September after a cool and humid Summer with short periods of very hot weather. The "tri", sorting of the grapes was drastic to keep only the very ripe berries. The combination of strictly controlled yields and a meticulous vinification process played a major part in the quality of the vintage. Aging in casks during 14 months

Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Intense aromas of red fruit and liquorice mixed with leather and enhanced by a delicate vanilla note. Concentrated and generous, with a good aromatic combination underlined by a well-integrated oak-note. Well-shaped tannic structure. Good persistence.

Food pairing : White meat, roast, lamb and all cheeses especially the local cheeses (Epoisses, Citeaux) as well as some goat cheeses.