# Beaune Premier Cru Les Grèves 2007

Our small parcel of Les Grèves, planted in 1978, covers the central part of the hillside overlooking Beaune, at an altitude of 250 m. The name Les Grèves comes from the Latin for gravel, as the soil is highly calcareous here, ideal for the delicacy of the noblest of Beaune s Premier Cru.

Harvest

Harvest date: September 6th, 2007 (flower day).
Selection: 23% hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery.

Vinification

Harvest 100% de-stemmed, not crushed.
No yeast addition. Gravity vated.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold  (12-15° C) during 5 days.
Length of maceration: 23 days.
Cap-punchedonce a day until mid-fermentation and a light pumping-over once a day until the end of maceration.
Pressing with the vertical press.

Ageing

Length: 17 months
Type: in barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 50 %
Toasting: long and slow.
Source of wood: Nevers, Allier
New barrels racked once.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.

Bottling

By gravity
February 17th, 2009.
Limited to 725 bottles.

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