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BEAUNE

PREMIER CRU

Vignes Franches

Region : Côte de Beaune
Village : Beaune
Appellation : Beaune Premier Cru
Grape variety : Pinot Noir

The Vine:

Age moyen : 35 ans

Sous-sol : Argilo-calcaire

Rendement moyen : 35 hl/ha

Vendange manuelle

Description:

Historically the owners of this area did not have to pay tax on the land, hence the name ‘Vignes Franches’ (‘free vines’). The Beaune Premier Cru “Vignes Franches” parcel, important part of Domaine Louis Latour, is found mid-slope. The clay soils are scattered with small pebbles which allows for easy drainage of water. Here we find the same opulence as in neighbouring Pommard, as well as an extremely pleasant fruit-forwardness even when young. It is one of the best Premier Cru vineyards of Beaune, producing a wine that is capable of ageing to perfection for a considerable period of time.

Vinification & Ageing :

Fermentation

Traditional in open-vat

Ageing

10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 25% new

Barrels

Louis Latour cooperage, french oak, medium toasted

Wine tips :

Cellaring Potential  : 7-10 years

Serving temperature : 15-17°

Tasting Note :

Our Beaune 1er Cru “Vignes Franches” 2022 has a deep ruby colour. Its nose offers aromas of raspberry and blackberry, while its palate is ample and suave, revealing notes of blackberry again and liquorice. This wine offers good length and a fresh finish.

Food Pairing :

Beef “Bourguignon” – duck breast – woodcock – Camembert – soft cheeses.