BEAUNE 1ER CRU "TUVILAINS"

2011

CEPAGE

100% Pinot Noir


COULEUR


RENDEMENT

42 hectolitres par hectare


BEAUNE 1ER CRU "TUVILAINS"

Vineyard:

The Beaune appellation is the most extended AOC in the Côte d’Or. Red wines are located on an area extending 362 ha, which includes 281 ha of Premiers Crus. Depending on the location of the vineyards, nuances appear: northern wines are mostly intense and powerful, while towards the south the wines are mostly round and supple.

This climate, very steep and located at the foot of the mountain, takes its name from the fact that “les villains” (inhabitants of Beaune), had difficulties in cultivating this vineyard, causing great exhaustion.

Yield: 42 Hectoliters/hectare

Production: 6,000 bottles

Description:

Intense garnet color.

The nose is well-opened on notes of small black fruits and black cherries on a grilled and mineral background.

Well delineated and fresh on the palate, hot and spicy. A good balance of the tannins which are present but coated. Good persistence.

Winemaking and ageing:

Grapes in their 2nd year of conversion towards organic certification. Manual harvest. Cold maceration. Fermentation using natural yeasts over 3 weeks. Maturing in 20 oak barrels (30% new oak).

Bottled in January 2013.

Service:

Best when served at around 15-16°C.

Ideal partner of a fragrant cuisine: fillet of duck with blackcurrant sauce, venison with cranberry, quail stuffed with foie gras, roast squab with spices… or with any delicious cheeses.