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Clos des Fèves Beaune 1er Cru  - Monopole - 2001

Beaune Clos des Fèves - Monopole
1er Cru

Grape Variety : Pinot Noir

Soil : Clay and limestone

Site : A Chanson "monopole" in the very heart of the first Growths vineyards of Beaune. The vineyards covering 3.80 ha is located on a mid slope. The "Clos des Fèves" was already known in the 13th century under the latin word "Fae"

The Vintage 2001 : Harvested at the end of September after a late summer and a rainy spring - the harvest was reduced by hail. It was as a whole homogeneous but the "tri", sorting of the grapes was drastic to keep only the very ripe berries. Aging in oak casks during 18 months.

Tasting : Dark ruby colour with garnet tinges. Intense aromas of red berries (raspberry and cherries) mixed with black chocolate and enhanced by a hint of vanilla. This wine is both elegant and appealing. It develops a beautiful concentration and generosity. It is well-balanced with an elegant tannic structure and a good persistence. Silver medal at the Concours Général Agricole in Paris in 2004.

Food pairing : Game (pheasant) poultry, grilled meat, truffles and all the classic cheeses (Epoisses, Langres).