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Clos des Fèves Beaune 1er Cru  - Monopole - 2020

Beaune Clos des Fèves - Monopole
1er Cru

Grape Variety : Pinot Noir

Soil : Clay and limestone

Site : A Chanson "monopole" in the very heart of the first Growths vineyards of Beaune. The vineyard covering 3.80 ha is located on a mid slope. The "Clos des Fèves" was already known in the 14th century under the latin word "Fae"

The Vintage 2020 : After a very mild winter, spring arrived with warm temperatures in March which engendered a very quick and sustained growth of the vines. After a very short frost episode early May with no consequence in the vineyards, a mild weather with some rains settled down until end of June. Summer was punctuated in July by several and quite long heat waves. Vineyards with a clay soil were less affected by the low level of rainfalls during spring and by the summer heat. The harvest in Burgundy started around August 20, which was historically early for the region. At Chanson, they started on August 24 under a bright sunshine. 2020 red wines are generous, concentrated and beautifully terroir-driven.

Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Delicate fragrances of peony, roses mixed with aromas of raspberries, black-berries and cherries. Notes of black chocolate, roasted coffee, liquorice mixed with cedar. Well-balanced and concentrated. Ample with a powerful tannic structure. Long and refreshing finish full of elegance. Long aging potential. Scores : 17/20 Jancis Robinson - 91 Vinous

Food pairing : Game (pheasant), poultry, red meat roasted or "en sauce" and all the regional cheeses (Epoisses, Citeaux).