Technical sheet

The appellation

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.

The kings of France always served Beaune wines at their tables, taken from their own cellars. They were broad-minded, as there are Clos du Roi (King’s Enclosures) as far afield as Chenôve and Aloxe-Corton. These prestigious enclosures generally came from land confiscated from the Dukes of Burgundy when the province was reunited with France after the death of Charles the Reckless.

The Clos du Roi at Beaune is often mentioned in royal decrees and edicts. For example, the decree of June 21st, 1723 which ordered “the sale and adjudication of the Clos du Roi in Beaune as a covenant and with a perpetual redemption option”. This monopole (single owner) vineyard was cultivated and vinified by the people of Beaune, who delivered casks and baskets of bottles to Court at Versailles.

No Burgundy wine has bluer blood. Louis XIV reportedly came into this world after his mother, Queen Anne of Austria, who had been sterile for twenty-three years, consulted a Beaune nun, Marguerite Parigot (1619-1648). After this miracle, the Church declared Sister Marguerite of the Blessed Sacrament to be Venerable. The Sun King appreciated Beaune wine, and made several pilgrimages to the town.

The vine

Beaune Clos du Roi "Ponnelle"
Surface: 0.1144 ha
Geographical situation: parcel in mid-slope
Exposure: East
Plantings: 1978/1979

Beaune Clos du Roi "Violland"
Surface: 0.1439 ha
Geographical situation: parcel in mid-slope
Plantings: 1901/1902 1974/1975

Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Soil and subsoil: clayey soil, rich in iron, slightly calcareous. Lots of gravel.

Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha

Rootstock: 50 % of massal selection and 50 % of clones.
Organic agriculture. Received official approval Ecocert in 2000.
Biodynamics: 2001.

Pruning: Guyot

Vineyard news: Earthing-up of the vines in winter. Spraying of nettle and rhubarb, horsetail, yarrow, tansy, comfrey tea during each treatment. Biodynamic preparations 500 and 501 at the end of the winter and of 501 in spring before the flower. Suckers removed in spring.

The wine

Harvest date: August 27th, 2018 (flower day).
Selection: hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery.
Yield: 35 hl/ha

Harvest 100% de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravity.
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: 22 days

Length: 15 months in barrel and 1 month in stainlessteel tank
Source of wood: Center of France.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.

December 3rd , 2019 (flower day)
Limited to 1155 bottles.

Family Domaine at the heart of Burgundy

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