Beaune Premier Cru "Grèves"
A great Burgundy red wine from the Beaune commune. The grape variety used is Pinot Noir. This more than 50 year old parcel, on a very steep slope, is gradually revealing it's potential to produce great wines.
Grèves de Bourgogne, as the Graves du Médoc, designates a scree slope of small stones, gravelly and sandy soil, particularly ideal for wine-growing.
Red wines vinification : We aim to obtain fruity wines rich in blended tannins, which is the mark of a well ripened grapes. We bring in the grapes in small crates for careful sorting in the winery; a conveyor belt is used for filling the tanks in order to respect the grapes. The fermentation lasts 15 days with pigeages, punching down of the cap, allowing the rich rich colour of the skins to be transmitted to the wine before pressing. Ageing takes place in barrels of which 20% are new. Racking by the means of a bellow eliminates the need for a pump. All these precautions limit handling of the grapes and the wine as much as possible, thus preserving all the richness.
This "climat"* is the most important in Beaune due to it's size and fame. The wines display an extreme finesse owing to both their aromas and their flavours. They are round and profound in mouth, combining elegance with tannic structures. They go perfectly with meat, marinated food and cheese. Serving temperature : 15°C.
* The term "climat" constitutes the Burgundy definition of "Terroir", in other words the specific geological and climatic conditions found on a defined plot of land.