Beaune 1er Cru “Les Grèves”

Beaune 1er Cru “Les Grèves” bottle

Our small parcel of Les Grèves, planted in 1978, covers the central part of the hillside overlooking Beaune, at an altitude of 820 feet. 

Vines have been planted here since Gallo-Roman days. The town's vines are mentioned in the oldest description of Burgundy vineyards, written by Eumenes in 312 A.D. Part of Les Grèves long belonged to the Carmelite order. The cult of the Christ Child at Beaune was started by a Carmelite nun, Marguerite Parigot (1619-1648), whom Anne of Austria reportedly consulted shortly before conceiving Louis XIV after 23 years of sterility.

January 26, 2017 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni
Bright medium red. Aromas of redcurrant, cherry and spices. Offers more energy and definition than the Clos du Roi, with higher-pitched flavors of spices and red fruits. A juicy Beaune wine with a touch of youthful bitterness on the back end, but sound acids and tannins give grip to the finish.
  • Winemaking

    Harvest 100% de-stemmed, not crushed.

  • Nose

    Dark red and black cherries, smoke and tobacco emerge from the glass over time.

  • Palate

    Mineral and soil-inflected middle weight flavors that possess a lovely sense of underlying tension, all wrapped in a serious, intense and lingering finish.

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