Vineyards: Les Riottes, Les Charmots 1er Cru, Les Bertins 1er Cru, Les Vaumuriens bas, La Vache, Les Rugiens bas 1er Cru.
History of the Cuvée: Monsieur and Madame Cyrot- Chaudron left their vineyards to the Hospices de Beaune in 1979. The gift included several plots of ancient vines, which were in perfect condition, yielding small quantities of fine fruit, and many of these have been retained. The Premier Cru vines are situated in Les Charmots, Bertins and Rugiens bas.
Tasting Notes: Shining red robe. Intense nose of black berries with hints of mild spices. A rather fresh and structured mouth follows, with a fine density. Beautiful potential.
En Primeur and Ageing
The 50 Hospices de Beaune wines put up for auction are sold ‘en primeur’ (as futures). It is always the current year’s vintage that is put up for auction. During the auction on the third Sunday in November, the wine has only just been vinified by Ludivine Griveau in the Domaine des Hospices winery. It is therefore a very young wine, too young of course to have delivered all its complexity and potential.
The ageing stage lasts between 12 to 18 months before bottling and shipping. The ageing of the Hospices wines, like all Burgundy wine, is a vital step, a combination of savoir-faire, technical work and experience. Picture your very own, exclusively labelled, bottles of Burgundy. A taste of the past, and a glimpse of the future.
Domaines de Montille is handling the ageing of our Cuvee Raymond Cryot Barrel.
Read more about Domaine de Montille here