# Beaune 2003

Vendanges

Harvest date: August 5th, 2003
Stunning harvest with some presence of burned, overheated, dehydrated grapes caused by scorching  heat.
Selection: hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery to remove dehydrated berries.

Vinification

Pressing: whole bunches, upholding higher levels of presssure for longer than usual.
Settling: 24 h at 15  C
Slow and complete fermentation in barrels.
Alcoholic fermentation: 4 months and malolactic fermentation until spring 2004.

Elevage

Length: 13 months in barrels and 5 months in stainless steel tanks.
Percentage of new barrels: 30 % until July. 0 % after.
Toasting: medium heat.
Source of wood: Allier
No stirring of the lees.
One racking for the new barrels in July only.
Light fining with bentonite. Filtration on soil.

Mise en bouteille

March 23rd, 2005
Limited to 2,535 bottles.

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 Beaune-White-GB03.pdf