Beaune Vignes Franches 1er Cru 2007
Beaune is the wine capital of the region and has played a significant rôle in the history of Burgundy.
Beaune is the wine capital of the region and has played a significant rôle in the history of Burgundy. The glorious Hospices de Beaune continues to benefit from its endowments to help the local inhabitants.The parcel of “Vignes Franches” is to be found mid-slope. The clay soils are scattered with small pebbles which allows for easy drainage of water. In this Beaune "Vignes Franches" we find the same opulence as in neighbouring Pommard as well as an extrememly pleasant fruit-forwardness even when young. It is one of the best Premier Cru vineyards of Beaune, producing a wine that is persuasively elegant and graceful with a fragrant floral nose and yet well capable of ageing to perfection for a considerable period of time.
Beaune 1er Cru
Les Vignes Franches
10 to 12 months
Clear and bright, the color of Beaune Vignes Franches 2007 is a brilliant red. On the palate, intense and complex flavors of berries, coconut and licorice are present. The wine is tender and harmonious with soft tannins, significant elegance and good aromatic persistence. Pleasant to taste now, this wine can be cellared 5 to 8 years.
Soil: Clay/chalk soil
Open-vat fermentation followed by 10 to 12 months in oak barrels