Technical sheet

The appellation

Our plot located at the top of the hill, takes its name from the hermit Saint-Désert who decided to install his house and a chapel on this mountain of Beaune, at the time isolated and deserted, and which was assassinated in 1620 and buried in Beaune. The location of these buildings is still visible, in the form of stone clusters and crumbling walls.

Surrounded by its ramparts and bastions like a barrel by its staves, Beaune is the only city in the world where, as the architect Viollet-le-Duc said, you want to fall ill. Built in the middle of the 15th century by Nicolas Rolin, advisor to the Duke of Burgundy Philippe le Bon, the Hôtel-Dieu tells in flamboyant Gothic the romance novel of Burgundy and Flanders in the time of the Golden Fleece. Sister of Bruges, Beaune is the wine capital of Burgundy.

For centuries, the wine from the entire Côte de Beaune has been called “wine of Beaune”. From the beginning of the 18th century, the truly Beaunoise identity of the vintages gradually took shape to fully assert itself in the following century.

As the trade in Burgundy wine takes place mainly in Beaune, the city becomes very early in history the soul of this wine. Petrarch credits Beaune wine for the cardinals’s reluctance to leave Avignon for Rome. The Duke of Burgundy often sends the Pope barrels of Beaune wine to obtain his good graces. As local wisdom says, “Beaune wine only loses its cause for lack of comparison”. As early as 1728, Father Claude Arnoux wrote: “The different terroirs of Beaune produce wines that contribute Volnay and Pommard without having their faults”.

The vine

Total area: 0.4626 ha
Exposure: East

Grape variety: 100% Chardonnay
Soil and subsoil: clay and limestone
Planting density: 10,000 vines / ha

The wine

Date of harvest: September 22nd, 2021 (leaf day).
Sorting in the vineyard and at reception in the winery.

Yield: 17.4 hl / ha

Pressing in a pneumatic press in whole bunches for 2 hours 30 minutes.
Settling: 12 h
Start of fermentation in stainless steel vats and end in barrels.

Time and type: 16 months in barrels and 2 months in stainless steel vats.
Percentage of new barrels: 20%
Burning: medium heat
Origin of the woods: Citeaux
Number of batons: once a month in the rising moon until December.
Blending in stainless steel vats two months before bottling.
Light filtration.

April 18th, 2023 in leaf day.
Limited to 1021 bottles.

Family Domaine at the heart of Burgundy

Contact us

7bis, rue de l’Eglise
21700 Premeaux Prissey

+33(0)3 80 62 48 25
+33(0)3 80 61 25 44

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Find our wines at La Maison Vougeot :
1, rue du vieux château
21640 - Vougeot
Burgundy - France
+33 3 80 61 06 10
+33 6 83 79 44 49

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