Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru
The Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 2019 comes from an eponymous plot which is none other than the oldest vineyard in Burgundy.
Facing east, the Grand Cru of Chambertin-Clos de Bèze is located halfway up the hillside on a rather steep slope, which allows it to benefit from a sunny climate and soil influenced by marl and limestone.
This 0.33 hectare site is home to 51-year-old vines which benefit from this position, which is perfectly ventilated from the north and protected from the rains by the westerly winds.
This Burgundy cru comes from a precious climat acquired by the Abbey of Bèze in 630 following a gift from Duke Amalgaire II.
The secret of this parcel is that its age dates back fifteen centuries, which has allowed the soil to enrich itself naturally and to develop an exceptionally homogeneous terroir.
If the vegetative cycle begins slowly, it accelerates from the month of May. Summer is marked by two episodes of heat waves.
The harvest, which began on September 10, gave birth to structured and complex wines while preserving freshness and minerality.
The harvested grapes are cooled as soon as they arrive at the winery. A minimalist intervention is favored during fermentations accompanied by light punching down.