If any town can claim to be born under the auspices of a guiding star, Beaune can. The star, seen on numerous paintings or embroideries at the Hôtel-Dieu, is the love between its two founders, Nicolas Rolin and his wife Guigone de Salins. Encircled by its ramparts and bastions like a cask by its staves, Beaune is a flamboyant gothic representation of a love story between Burgundy and Flanders, in the days of the Order of the Golden Fleece.
Harvest date: September 23td, 2010 (Leaf Day). Healthy crop.
Selection: 28% hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery. Yield: 31 hl/ha
Harvest 100% de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty. No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15° C) during 5 days.
Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and a light pumping-over until the end of vatting time. Vatting time: 20 days
Pressing with the vertical press.
Length: 10 months
Type: in oak barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 30 % Toasting: long and slow.
Source of wood: Allier, Nevers. No barrels racked.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.
July 19th, 2011. (Flower Day) Limited to 1.020 bottles.