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Beaune Champimonts 1er Cru 2007

Beaune Champimonts
1er Cru 2007

Grape Variety : Pinot Noir

Soil : Limestone with clay

Site : On the southern hill of Beaune, a vineyard of 2 hectares, mid slope facing East.

The Vintage 2007 : The weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again from the end of August with much sun and a north wind, which aided concentration of flavours and gave rise to an exceptional phenolic maturity. The harvest commenced in mid-September in perfect conditions under an Indian summer. This results in red wines with a crunchy flesh and an explosion of red fruits marvelously combined with the minerality of the terroirs. Aged in French oak during 16 months.

Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Aromas of raspberry mixed with liquorice and chocolate. Subtle vanilla note. Well-balanced on a beautiful texture. Very pure fruit aromas. Well-integrated oak note and , complex on a beautiful aromatic structure, a well-integrated oak note and refined tannins. Long and silky aftertaste.

Food pairing : It is perfectly matched with red meat grilled or en sauce and all cheeses, especially the local cheeses like Epoisses or Citeaux.