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Beaune Grèves 1er Cru 2010

Beaune Grèves
1er Cru 2010

Grape Variety : Pinot Noir

Soil : Gravel mixed with clay

Site : On the Mont Battois hillside, facing Beaune, the name "Grèves" derives from the sandy and gravely soil. Separated from the Clos des Fèves by a narrow path this Chanson vineyard covers 2 hectares

The Vintage 2010 : 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 19 months.

Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Subtle floral Fragrances mixed with aromas of red berries and spices. Subtle vanilla note. Generous with a tight texture. Well-balanced. Expressive tannins on a well integrated oak. Refreshing and fruit 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.