2014 Marchand & Burch Beaune Premier Cru Clos du Roi

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2014 Marchand & Burch Beaune Premier Cru Clos du Roi

Variety

Pinot Noir

Regions

Beaune Premier Cru

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.