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    volnay premier cru

    Climat Carelle sous La Chapelle

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 132 ha 54 a.

    The climat : 3 ha 73 a 15 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is perched, narrow and steep on the Côte de Beaune. For centuries, it is said that joy was the motto of the delicate wines of Volnay. This is without a doubt why the grim, Louis the 11th, acquired the entire annual production of Volnay in 1477. He most certainly recognized its cheerful and rejuvenating qualities.

    Volnay was called Volenay in 1160. It seems that the name comes from a Latin surname Volumnius, but it could also have a Celtic origin with the word vol, which alludes to the idea of round, the village being situated in fact in a corrie.

    It is thought that Carrelle sous la Chapelle comes from the Latin word quadrus and the old French word quarrel, which means square. So it appears that the shape of this plot of vines resembles a square.

     

     

    The 1997 vintage

     

    This is a good year. A spell of frost from Christmas through to the 17th of January, allowed the vine to rest, all the while preserving it from diseases. As of the 19th of September, the harvest was picked under warm sunny skies – conditions maintaining a good balance between the fruit’s sugar and acidity. The richness of the must was situated between 12 and 14°. The 1997 vintage produced fruit-driven accessible wines, with a velvety and supple texture.

     

     

     

     

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    Santenay Premier Cru

    Climat Les Gravières

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 109 ha 69 a.

    The climat : 23 ha 39 a 59 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Divided into four inhabited areas, Santenay-le-Haut, Santenay-le-Bas, La Crée and Saint-Jean, the village gives an exceptional panoramic view over the Mont de Sène, also called the Mountain of Three Crosses. Its XIIIth century church, St Jean of Narosse, is reputed for its Romanesque style architecture. Since 1968, the main activities in Santenay are balneology and viticulture.

    Named Sentennacus in 858, it appears that Santenay takes its name from a figure of Ancient Rome called Sentius or a derivative of the word sanctus, a sacred place during the pre-Christian era.

    Les Gravières comes from the Latin word grava, which produced the French word gravier, meaning gravel.

     

     

    The 1996 vintage

     

    This vintage combines quality and quantity. It counts among the great years in Burgundy, along with, for example, 1959. There was little rainfall throughout the entire year, which was characterized by a mild winter, a cold springtime, a hot summer with temperatures between 28 and 35°C, and continuous northern wind gusts, as of September. All of these conditions contributed to the production of perfectly well-ripened and healthy grapes. Boasting concentration, structure and good acidity, the wines from this vintage were suitable for ageing.

     

     

     

     

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    volnay Premier Cru

    Climat Les Santenots

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 132 ha 54 a.

    The climat: 15 ha 64 a 83 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is perched, narrow and steep on the Côte de Beaune. For centuries, it is said that joy was the motto of the delicate wines of Volnay. This is without a doubt why the grim, Louis the 11th, acquired the entire annual production of Volnay in 1477. He most certainly recognized its cheerful and rejutvenating qualities.

    Volnay was called Volenay in 1160. It seems that the name comes from a Latin surname Volumnius, but it could also have a Celtic origin with the word vol, which alludes to the idea of round, the village being situated in fact in a corrie.

    Santenots may come from an owner’s surname.

     

     

    The 1993 vintage

     

    This is a very nice vintage for red wines, despite being a difficult year, with a rainy month of May, a very hot month of June with plenty of storms, that continued in July. But as of mid-July, drought-like conditions, slowed down the ripening of the vineyard, until the beginning of September, when the rain finally arrived, thereby allowing the grapes to perfectly ripen. The harvest began, more or less on the 20th of September. The reds were powerful with strong tannins, and therefore well adapted to ageing.

     

     

     

     

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    Volnay Premier Cru

    Climat Clos des Chênes

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 132 ha 54 a.

    The climat : 15 ha 40 a 85 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is perched, narrow and steep on the Côte de Beaune. Typical of the Burgundy winegrowing area, it boasts comfortable middle class residences with varnished roof tiles and sturdy winegrower houses, where the cellar opens onto a porch and a flight of stairs with walls covered by flat grey stones called “lavas”

     

    Volnay was called Volenay in 1160. It seems that the name comes from a Latin surname Volumnius, but it could also have a Celtic origin with the word vol, which alludes to the idea of round, the village being situated in fact in a corrie.

     

    Clos des Chênes comes from the old French word chasne, which evolved to chesne and eventually became chêne (meaning oak).

     

     

    The 1985 vintage

     

    This is a great vintage for red wines. The year witnessed a cold spell in January and February, recalling the very cold weather in 1956, with -20°C in some places. After a mild springtime and a dry summer, the dry and very sunny September played an important role in the ripening of the grapes. The crush began on the 27th of September, and offered a big harvest of Pinot Noir. The wines were concentrated, with highly refined tannins.

     

     

     

     

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    Beaune Premier Cru

    Climat Les Grèves

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 277 ha 74 a.

    The climat : 31 ha 33 a 30 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Located in the heart of the winegrowing area, Beaune is indisputably its capital. It is home to centuries of history with treasures of architecture and art, among which the 15th century Hôtel-Dieu is the jewel in the crown. Almost all of the underground area in the city is a labyrinth of underground cellars.

    It seems that the name Beaune comes from Belenos, the Gallic god considered as being similar to the Greek god Apollo by the Romans. The locality must have been a place of worship to this god. Belenos also means shining and Beaune would then come close to a hydronym: clean (water).

    Les Grèves comes from the Latin word grava, which gave the word gravier in French. Grève also refers to a sandy piece of land that is good for winegrowing.

     

     

    The 1978 vintage

     

    This is an exceptional vintage, despite being a cold year, that ripened behind schedule, with a long flowering period from the 9th of June to the 6th of July. September and October were two exceptional months with 10 hours of sunshine a day and the North wind as an ally against diseases. The wines had a refined texture, fleshy fruit and strong tannins: all of the qualities required to withstand decades of ageing.

     

     

     

     

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    Pommard Premier Cru

     

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 115 ha 82 a.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village of Pommard is situated between Beaune and Volnay. In this place, the Côte de Beaune slopes slightly on the Autun side. Elegant mansions and religious buildings indicate that this land once belonged to the Dukes of Burgundy, to long-established dynasties such as the Marey-Monge family and of course to the monks of Cîteaux.

    Polmarcus in 885, it is believed that Pommard undoubtedly comes from a Gallic surname, Polmarcus.

     

     

    The 1978 vintage

     

    This is an exceptional vintage, despite being a cold year, that ripened behind schedule, with a long flowering period from the 9th of June to the 6th of July. September and October were two exceptional months with 10 hours of sunshine a day and the North wind as an ally against diseases. The wines had a refined texture, fleshy fruit and strong tannins: all of the qualities required to withstand decades of ageing.

     

     

     

     

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    Nuits-Saint-Georges premier Cru

    Climat Les Pruliers

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 136 ha 32 a.

    Les climats : 7 ha 11 a 73 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Gui Crescent Fagon was the Sun King’s doctor. In fact, to cure his royal patient of gout, he recommended that Louis XIV drink only red wine from “Vieux Nuits”. The king’s health improved and the renown of Nuits-Saint-Georges continued to flourish.

    Nuits comes from Nuis, which appears to be a surname.

    The name Saint-Georges comes from the IVth century, when it is reported that Philibert de Mollans brought back to Nuits the relics of Georges de Lydda, a Christian martyr. Saint-Georges became a patron saint of Burgundy.

    Les Pruliers comes from the French word prunier, meaning plum tree. In the far distant past, fruit trees were planted in this climat.

     

     

    The 1976 vintage

     

    This is a good year, that could have been great, had there been some rain in July, August and September, but not a single drop fell during these three months. As a result, the year produced a small harvest of highly concentrated grapes. The wines boasted powerful and creamy aromas and impressive solid tannins. Exactly what is required to withstand an eternity in the cellar, before revealing their true character.

     

     

     

     

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    Clos de la Roche grand Cru

     

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 16 ha 84 a.

    The climat: 4 ha 56 a 93 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Jules Lavalle listed it as a “Première Cuvée” in his 1855 classification. It was considered at that time that “the wine of Clos de la Roche is equal to that of Clos de Tart”. Given the rank of Grand Cru by the decree issued on 8th December 1936, Clos de la Roche is made up of several climats: Les Fremières, Les Froichots, Les Mochamps, Les Chabiots and the lower part of Les Monts-Luisants. In 1971, Genavrières and Chaffots were added after a decree was issued.

     

    In the village of Morey-Saint-Denis, it is said that the name Clos de la Roche has two origins. The first appears to have come from its topographical position, because the climat is located “sur la roche”, on the rock. The second is thought to come from “pierre vivante”, living stone, a tribute to a Gallic dolmen that no longer exists but which was used as part of worship by a druidic or

    Celtic cult.

     

     

    The 1976 vintage

     

    This is a good year, that could have been great, had there been some rain in July, August and September, but not a single drop fell during these three months. As a result, the year produced a small harvest of highly concentrated grapes. The wines boasted powerful and creamy aromas and impressive solid tannins. Exactly what is required to withstand an eternity in the cellar, before revealing their true character.

     

     

     

     

    Download the datasheet

     

     

 

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    volnay premier cru

    Climat Carelle sous La Chapelle

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 132 ha 54 a.

    The climat : 3 ha 73 a 15 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is perched, narrow and steep on the Côte de Beaune. For centuries, it is said that joy was the motto of the delicate wines of Volnay. This is without a doubt why the grim, Louis the 11th, acquired the entire annual production of Volnay in 1477. He most certainly recognized its cheerful and rejuvenating qualities.

    Volnay was called Volenay in 1160. It seems that the name comes from a Latin surname Volumnius, but it could also have a Celtic origin with the word vol, which alludes to the idea of round, the village being situated in fact in a corrie.

    It is thought that Carrelle sous la Chapelle comes from the Latin word quadrus and the old French word quarrel, which means square. So it appears that the shape of this plot of vines resembles a square.

     

     

    The 1997 vintage

     

    This is a good year. A spell of frost from Christmas through to the 17th of January, allowed the vine to rest, all the while preserving it from diseases. As of the 19th of September, the harvest was picked under warm sunny skies – conditions maintaining a good balance between the fruit’s sugar and acidity. The richness of the must was situated between 12 and 14°. The 1997 vintage produced fruit-driven accessible wines, with a velvety and supple texture.

     

     

     

     

    Download the datasheet

     

     

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    Santenay Premier Cru

    Climat Les Gravières

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 109 ha 69 a.

    The climat : 23 ha 39 a 59 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Divided into four inhabited areas, Santenay-le-Haut, Santenay-le-Bas, La Crée and Saint-Jean, the village gives an exceptional panoramic view over the Mont de Sène, also called the Mountain of Three Crosses. Its XIIIth century church, St Jean of Narosse, is reputed for its Romanesque style architecture. Since 1968, the main activities in Santenay are balneology and viticulture.

    Named Sentennacus in 858, it appears that Santenay takes its name from a figure of Ancient Rome called Sentius or a derivative of the word sanctus, a sacred place during the pre-Christian era.

    Les Gravières comes from the Latin word grava, which produced the French word gravier, meaning gravel.

     

     

    The 1996 vintage

     

    This vintage combines quality and quantity. It counts among the great years in Burgundy, along with, for example, 1959. There was little rainfall throughout the entire year, which was characterized by a mild winter, a cold springtime, a hot summer with temperatures between 28 and 35°C, and continuous northern wind gusts, as of September. All of these conditions contributed to the production of perfectly well-ripened and healthy grapes. Boasting concentration, structure and good acidity, the wines from this vintage were suitable for ageing.

     

     

     

     

    Download the datasheet

     

     

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    volnay Premier Cru

    Climat Les Santenots

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 132 ha 54 a.

    The climat: 15 ha 64 a 83 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is perched, narrow and steep on the Côte de Beaune. For centuries, it is said that joy was the motto of the delicate wines of Volnay. This is without a doubt why the grim, Louis the 11th, acquired the entire annual production of Volnay in 1477. He most certainly recognized its cheerful and rejutvenating qualities.

    Volnay was called Volenay in 1160. It seems that the name comes from a Latin surname Volumnius, but it could also have a Celtic origin with the word vol, which alludes to the idea of round, the village being situated in fact in a corrie.

    Santenots may come from an owner’s surname.

     

     

    The 1993 vintage

     

    This is a very nice vintage for red wines, despite being a difficult year, with a rainy month of May, a very hot month of June with plenty of storms, that continued in July. But as of mid-July, drought-like conditions, slowed down the ripening of the vineyard, until the beginning of September, when the rain finally arrived, thereby allowing the grapes to perfectly ripen. The harvest began, more or less on the 20th of September. The reds were powerful with strong tannins, and therefore well adapted to ageing.

     

     

     

     

    Download the datasheet

     

     

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    Volnay Premier Cru

    Climat Clos des Chênes

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 38 ha 06 a.

    The climats:

    Les Hautées : 8 ha 02 a 89 ca.

    La Macabrée : 5 ha 65 a 80 ca.

     

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is perched, narrow and steep on the Côte de Beaune. Typical of the Burgundy winegrowing area, it boasts comfortable middle class residences with varnished roof tiles and sturdy winegrower houses, where the cellar opens onto a porch and a flight of stairs with walls covered by flat grey stones called “lavas”

    Volnay was called Volenay in 1160. It seems that the name comes from a Latin surname Volumnius, but it could also have a Celtic origin with the word vol, which alludes to the idea of round, the village being situated in fact in a corrie.

    Clos des Chênes comes from the old French word chasne, which evolved to chesne and eventually became chêne (meaning oak).

     

     

     

    Le Terroir de notre vin

     

    Notre vin provient de vignes de 2 parcelles âgées d’environ 40 ans situées aux lieux-dits Les Hautées et La Macabrée et touchant le village de Meursault. Exposées au nord-est et à une altitude de 280 à 300 mètres, elles reposent sur des sols bruns calcaires de 40 à 60 centimètres d’épaisseur, riches en pierres, résultant de l’altération des Calcaires de Dijon-Corton (ou Grenu) et des Calcaires de Ladoix (ou Dalle Nacrée).

     

     

     

     

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    Beaune Premier Cru

    Climat Les Grèves

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 277 ha 74 a.

    The climat : 31 ha 33 a 30 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Located in the heart of the winegrowing area, Beaune is indisputably its capital. It is home to centuries of history with treasures of architecture and art, among which the 15th century Hôtel-Dieu is the jewel in the crown. Almost all of the underground area in the city is a labyrinth of underground cellars.

    It seems that the name Beaune comes from Belenos, the Gallic god considered as being similar to the Greek god Apollo by the Romans. The locality must have been a place of worship to this god. Belenos also means shining and Beaune would then come close to a hydronym: clean (water).

    Les Grèves comes from the Latin word grava, which gave the word gravier in French. Grève also refers to a sandy piece of land that is good for winegrowing.

     

     

    The 1978 vintage

     

    This is an exceptional vintage, despite being a cold year, that ripened behind schedule, with a long flowering period from the 9th of June to the 6th of July. September and October were two exceptional months with 10 hours of sunshine a day and the North wind as an ally against diseases. The wines had a refined texture, fleshy fruit and strong tannins: all of the qualities required to withstand decades of ageing.

     

     

     

     

    Download the datasheet

     

     

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    Pommard

    Premier Cru

     

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 115 ha 82 a.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village of Pommard is situated between Beaune and Volnay. In this place, the Côte de Beaune slopes slightly on the Autun side. Elegant mansions and religious buildings indicate that this land once belonged to the Dukes of Burgundy, to long-established dynasties such as the Marey-Monge family and of course to the monks of Cîteaux.

    Polmarcus in 885, it is believed that Pommard undoubtedly comes from a Gallic surname, Polmarcus.

     

     

    The 1978 vintage

     

    This is an exceptional vintage, despite being a cold year, that ripened behind schedule, with a long flowering period from the 9th of June to the 6th of July. September and October were two exceptional months with 10 hours of sunshine a day and the North wind as an ally against diseases. The wines had a refined texture, fleshy fruit and strong tannins: all of the qualities required to withstand decades of ageing.

     

     

     

     

    Download the datasheet

     

     

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    Nuits-Saint-Georges premier Cru

    Climat Les Pruliers

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 136 ha 32 a.

    The climats : 7 ha 11 a 73 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Gui Crescent Fagon was the Sun King’s doctor. In fact, to cure his royal patient of gout, he recommended that Louis XIV drink only red wine from “Vieux Nuits”. The king’s health improved and the renown of Nuits-Saint-Georges continued to flourish.

    Nuits comes from Nuis, which appears to be a surname.

    The name Saint-Georges comes from the IVth century, when it is reported that Philibert de Mollans brought back to Nuits the relics of Georges de Lydda, a Christian martyr. Saint-Georges became a patron saint of Burgundy.

    Les Pruliers comes from the French word prunier, meaning plum tree. In the far distant past, fruit trees were planted in this climat.

     

     

    The 1976 vintage

     

    This is a good year, that could have been great, had there been some rain in July, August and September, but not a single drop fell during these three months. As a result, the year produced a small harvest of highly concentrated grapes. The wines boasted powerful and creamy aromas and impressive solid tannins. Exactly what is required to withstand an eternity in the cellar, before revealing their true character.

     

     

     

     

    Download the datasheet

     

     

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    Clos de la Roche grand Cru

     

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 16 ha 84 a.

    The climat: 4 ha 56 a 93 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Jules Lavalle listed it as a “Première Cuvée” in his 1855 classification. It was considered at that time that “the wine of Clos de la Roche is equal to that of Clos de Tart”. Given the rank of Grand Cru by the decree issued on 8th December 1936, Clos de la Roche is made up of several climats: Les Fremières, Les Froichots, Les Mochamps, Les Chabiots and the lower part of Les Monts-Luisants. In 1971, Genavrières and Chaffots were added after a decree was issued.

     

    In the village of Morey-Saint-Denis, it is said that the name Clos de la Roche has two origins. The first appears to have come from its topographical position, because the climat is located “sur la roche”, on the rock. The second is thought to come from “pierre vivante”, living stone, a tribute to a Gallic dolmen that no longer exists but which was used as part of worship by a druidic or Celtic cult.

     

     

    The 1976 vintage

     

    This is a good year, that could have been great, had there been some rain in July, August and September, but not a single drop fell during these three months. As a result, the year produced a small harvest of highly concentrated grapes. The wines boasted powerful and creamy aromas and impressive solid tannins. Exactly what is required to withstand an eternity in the cellar, before revealing their true character.

     

     

     

     

    Download the datasheet

     

     

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    volnay

    premier cru

    Climat Carelle

    sous La Chapelle

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 132 ha 54 a.

    The climat : 3 ha 73 a 15 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is perched, narrow and steep on the Côte de Beaune. For centuries, it is said that joy was the motto of the delicate wines of Volnay. This is without a doubt why the grim, Louis the 11th, acquired the entire annual production of Volnay in 1477. He most certainly recognized its cheerful and rejuvenating qualities. Volnay was called Volenay in 1160. It seems that the name comes from a Latin surname Volumnius, but it could also have a Celtic origin with the word vol, which alludes to the idea of round, the village being situated in fact in a corrie. It is thought that Carrelle sous la Chapelle comes from the Latin word quadrus and the old French word quarrel, which means square. So it appears that the shape of this plot of vines resembles a square.

     

     

    The 1997 vintage

     

    This is a good year. A spell of frost from Christmas through to the 17th of January, allowed the vine to rest, all the while preserving it from diseases. As of the 19th of September, the harvest was picked under warm sunny skies – conditions maintaining a good balance between the fruit’s sugar and acidity. The richness of the must was situated between 12 and 14°. The 1997 vintage produced fruit-driven accessible wines, with a velvety and supple texture.

     

     

     

     

    Download the datasheet

     

     

     

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    Santenay

    Premier Cru

    Climat Les Gravières

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 109 ha 69 a.

    The climat : 23 ha 39 a 59 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Divided into four inhabited areas, Santenay-le-Haut, Santenay-le-Bas, La Crée and Saint-Jean, the village gives an exceptional panoramic view over the Mont de Sène, also called the Mountain of Three Crosses. Its XIIIth century church, St Jean of Narosse, is reputed for its Romanesque style architecture. Since 1968, the main activities in Santenay are balneology and viticulture.Named Sentennacus in 858, it appears that Santenay takes its name from a figure of Ancient Rome called Sentius or a derivative of the word sanctus, a sacred place during the pre-Christian era. Les Gravières comes from the Latin word grava, which produced the French word gravier, meaning gravel.

     

     

    The 1996 vintage

     

    This vintage combines quality and quantity. It counts among the great years in Burgundy, along with, for example, 1959. There was little rainfall throughout the entire year, which was characterized by a mild winter, a cold springtime, a hot summer with temperatures between 28 and 35°C, and continuous northern wind gusts, as of September. All of these conditions contributed to the production of perfectly well-ripened and healthy grapes. Boasting concentration, structure and good acidity, the wines from this vintage were suitable for ageing.

     

     

     

     

    Download the datasheet

     

     

     

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    volnay

    Premier Cru

    Climat Les Santenots

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 132 ha 54 a.

    The climat: 15 ha 64 a 83 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is perched, narrow and steep on the Côte de Beaune. For centuries, it is said that joy was the motto of the delicate wines of Volnay. This is without a doubt why the grim, Louis the 11th, acquired the entire annual production of Volnay in 1477. He most certainly recognized its cheerful and rejutvenating qualities.

    Volnay was called Volenay in 1160. It seems that the name comes from a Latin surname Volumnius, but it could also have a Celtic origin with the word vol, which alludes to the idea of round, the village being situated in fact in a corrie.

    Santenots may come from an owner’s surname.

     

     

    The 1993 vintage

     

    This is a very nice vintage for red wines, despite being a difficult year, with a rainy month of May, a very hot month of June with plenty of storms, that continued in July. But as of mid-July, drought-like conditions, slowed down the ripening of the vineyard, until the beginning of September, when the rain finally arrived, thereby allowing the grapes to perfectly ripen. The harvest began, more or less on the 20th of September. The reds were powerful with strong tannins, and therefore well adapted to ageing.

     

     

     

     

    Download the datasheet

     

     

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    Volnay

    Premier Cru

    Climat Clos des Chênes

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 38 ha 06 a.

    The climat:

    Les Hautées : 8 ha 02 a 89 ca.

    La Macabrée : 5 ha 65 a 80 ca.

     

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village is perched, narrow and steep on the Côte de Beaune. Typical of the Burgundy winegrowing area, it boasts comfortable middle class residences with varnished roof tiles and sturdy winegrower houses, where the cellar opens onto a porch and a flight of stairs with walls covered by flat grey stones called “lavas”Volnay was called Volenay in 1160. It seems that the name comes from a Latin surname Volumnius, but it could also have a Celtic origin with the word vol, which alludes to the idea of round, the village being situated in fact in a corrie. Clos des Chênes comes from the old French word chasne, which evolved to chesne and eventually became chêne (meaning oak).

     

     

     

    THE 1985 VINTAGE

     

    This is a great vintage for red wines. The year witnessed a cold spell in January and February, recalling the very cold weather in 1956, with -20°C in some places. After a mild springtime and a dry summer, the dry and very sunny September played an important role in the ripening of the grapes. The crush began on the 27th of September, and offered a big harvest of Pinot Noir. The wines were concentrated, with highly refined tannins.

     

     

     

     

    Download the datasheet

     

     

     

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    Beaune

    Premier Cru

    Climat Les Grèves

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 277 ha 74 a.

    The climat : 31 ha 33 a 30 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Located in the heart of the winegrowing area, Beaune is indisputably its capital. It is home to centuries of history with treasures of architecture and art, among which the 15th century Hôtel-Dieu is the jewel in the crown. Almost all of the underground area in the city is a labyrinth of underground cellars. It seems that the name Beaune comes from Belenos, the Gallic god considered as being similar to the Greek god Apollo by the Romans. The locality must have been a place of worship to this god. Belenos also means shining and Beaune would then come close to a hydronym: clean (water).Les Grèves comes from the Latin word grava, which gave the word gravier in French. Grève also refers to a sandy piece of land that is good for winegrowing.

     

     

    The 1978 vintage

     

    This is an exceptional vintage, despite being a cold year, that ripened behind schedule, with a long flowering period from the 9th of June to the 6th of July. September and October were two exceptional months with 10 hours of sunshine a day and the North wind as an ally against diseases. The wines had a refined texture, fleshy fruit and strong tannins: all of the qualities required to withstand decades of ageing.

     

     

     

     

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    Pommard

    Premier Cru

     

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 115 ha 82 a.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    The village of Pommard is situated between Beaune and Volnay. In this place, the Côte de Beaune slopes slightly on the Autun side. Elegant mansions and religious buildings indicate that this land once belonged to the Dukes of Burgundy, to long-established dynasties such as the Marey-Monge family and of course to the monks of Cîteaux.

    Polmarcus in 885, it is believed that Pommard undoubtedly comes from a Gallic surname, Polmarcus.

     

     

    The 1978 vintage

     

    This is an exceptional vintage, despite being a cold year, that ripened behind schedule, with a long flowering period from the 9th of June to the 6th of July. September and October were two exceptional months with 10 hours of sunshine a day and the North wind as an ally against diseases. The wines had a refined texture, fleshy fruit and strong tannins: all of the qualities required to withstand decades of ageing.

     

     

     

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    Nuits-Saint-Georges premier Cru

    Climat Les Pruliers

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 136 ha 32 a.

    Les climats : 7 ha 11 a 73 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Gui Crescent Fagon was the Sun King’s doctor. In fact, to cure his royal patient of gout, he recommended that Louis XIV drink only red wine from “Vieux Nuits”. The king’s health improved and the renown of Nuits-Saint-Georges continued to flourish.

    Nuits comes from Nuis, which appears to be a surname.

    The name Saint-Georges comes from the IVth century, when it is reported that Philibert de Mollans brought back to Nuits the relics of Georges de Lydda, a Christian martyr. Saint-Georges became a patron saint of Burgundy.Les Pruliers comes from the French word prunier, meaning plum tree. In the far distant past, fruit trees were planted in this climat.

     

     

    The 1976 vintage

     

    This is a good year, that could have been great, had there been some rain in July, August and September, but not a single drop fell during these three months. As a result, the year produced a small harvest of highly concentrated grapes. The wines boasted powerful and creamy aromas and impressive solid tannins. Exactly what is required to withstand an eternity in the cellar, before revealing their true character.

     

     

     

     

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    Clos de la Roche grand Cru

     

    Territory

     

    Area of the appellation: 16 ha 84 a.

    The climat: 4 ha 56 a 93 ca.

     

     

    History and etymology

     

    Jules Lavalle listed it as a “Première Cuvée” in his 1855 classification. It was considered at that time that “the wine of Clos de la Roche is equal to that of Clos de Tart”. Given the rank of Grand Cru by the decree issued on 8th December 1936, Clos de la Roche is made up of several climats: Les Fremières, Les Froichots, Les Mochamps, Les Chabiots and the lower part of Les Monts-Luisants. In 1971, Genavrières and Chaffots were added after a decree was issued.

     

    In the village of Morey-Saint-Denis, it is said that the name Clos de la Roche has two origins. The first appears to have come from its topographical position, because the climat is located “sur la roche”, on the rock. The second is thought to come from “pierre vivante”, living stone, a tribute to a Gallic dolmen that no longer exists but which was used as part of worship by a druidic or

    Celtic cult.

     

     

    The 1976 vintage

     

    This is a good year, that could have been great, had there been some rain in July, August and September, but not a single drop fell during these three months. As a result, the year produced a small harvest of highly concentrated grapes. The wines boasted powerful and creamy aromas and impressive solid tannins. Exactly what is required to withstand an eternity in the cellar, before revealing their true character.

     

     

     

     

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21200 Beaune

 

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