Côte de Beaune “Les Pierres Blanches”

Côte de Beaune “Les Pierres Blanches” bottle

The name “Les Pierres Blanches” (white stones) refers to the calcareous laves, flat slabs once used for roofing, and still employed today to cap the walls of enclosed vineyards. On the sun-drenched “mountain”, these white limestone slabs are further bleached by continuous exposure. The first traces of the name can be found in 1258 in the Martyrology of Beaune: In Monte Lapidi albi (on the white-stoned hill). The Côte de Beaune communal appellation is comprised of only reds and whites from 128 acres within the Beaune appellation. The name of the climat is allowed to follow the words Côte de Beaune. This AOC should not be confused with another commune appellation, Côte de Beaune-Villages, which (apart from a few Premiers Crus) extends across the Côte de Beaune from Ladoix to Les Maranges and only contains red wines.

September 30, 2015 | Wine Spectator
This enticing white, offering apple, lime, floral and mineral aromas and flavors, with a touch of oak spice, is balanced, with moderate length. Drink now through 2018. –BS
  • Winemaking

    Aged for 10 months in barrels and 1 month in stainless steel tank (40% new oak).

  • Nose

    Dark red cherries, smoke, iron and wild flowers.

  • Palate

    There is plenty of tannin in support of the fruit, and it remains impeccably balanced throughout.

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