2014 Marchand & Burch Beaune Clos du Roi Premier Cru

  • 2014 Marchand & Burch Beaune Clos du Roi Premier Cru

    2014 Marchand & Burch Beaune Clos du Roi Premier Cru 14-MBF-PNCR-IMP12

    Wine overview

    • Variety
      100% Pinot Noir
    • Region
      Côte de Beaune
    • Cellaring
      Enjoy now or cellar medium term

    Clos du Roi is a Premier Cru vineyard at the northern end of the Beaune appellation in Burgundy.  Pascal Marchand owns and carefully tends some rows of vines in this vineyard, utilising the Biodynamic practices he has honed over his three decades in Burgundy.  Clos du Roi means “Kings Enclosure” in French – this vineyard was claimed for the crown by King Louis XI following the death of Charles the Bold, the last duke of Burgundy, in the 15th Century.  The soil in the vineyard is not particularly fertile; the Pinot Noir vines struggle against the elements and as a result produce small berries with concentrated fruit characters resulting in complex wines with intensity and structure.  Beaune Premier Cru wines offer some of the best value currently available in Burgundy – we have only a single barrel of this wine from Pascal’s estate holdings.

    Vineyards

    Our vineyard is the original Clos surrounded by the original stony wall right at the bottom of the Marconnets vineyard. This vineyard used to be part of an ancient estate once belonging to the Burgundy dukes, annexed by king Louis XI after the death of Charles le Téméraire.

    Vinification

    100% de-stemmed bunches.
    Total vatting time : 18 days
    Pressing : Pneumatic press

    Ageing

    16 months of ageing in French oak casks. 40% new, light and long soft toast, from Tronçais and Allier forests. One racking before bottling without any fining or filtration. All of the ageing operations are carried out according to the lunar calendar.

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    Technical Notes

    Appellation d’origine Controlée: Beaune Premier Cru

    Region: Côte de Beaune

    Producing Commune: Beaune

    Vineyards

    Our vineyard is the original Clos surrounded by the original stony wall right at the bottom of the Marconnets vineyard. This vineyard used to be part of an ancient estate once belonging to the Burgundy dukes, annexed by king Louis XI after the death of Charles le Téméraire.

    Soil

    This "climat"is characterized by a stony, sandy and very filtering soil

    Vinification

    Maceration process : 100% de-stemmed

    Total vatting time : 18 days

    Pressing : Pneumatic press

    Ageing

    Total elevage : 16 months

    Oak used : French oak casks. 40% new, light and long soft toast, from Tronçais and Allier forests

    Operations performed during ageing: one racking before bottling

    Filtration : no fining, no filtration

    Tasting Notes

    Gently earthy, classically rich and soft fruit from the ancient King’s vineyard, with touches of minerality and the ethereal scent of the neighbouring commune of Savigny les Beaune. Lovely weight and texture, with the complexity befitting a premier cru vineyard, perfumed and layered with savoury tannins. Uncork the bottle or decant ahead of drinking, it opens up to become more enticing given time.

     

    Cellaring Notes

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    $95.00 per bottle (inc GST)
    RRP: $95.00