Beaune 1er Cru Belissand
Average Annual Production
The harvest is done manually with a careful sorting of the grapes. The whole grapes are then pressed in a pneumatic press. Pressing with a slow and regular increase in pressure produces fine and elegant wines. In the same vein, the settling (separation of the must from the suspended solids) is carried out. The musts (juice collected by crushing the grapes) go through their alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 350 liter barrels.
Stirring is limited or even prohibited in solar vintages in order to preserve the freshness and tension of the wine. The proportion of new barrels, approximately 25 to 30% per year, is deliberately moderate in order to let the terroir of the appellation express itself. In partnership with our barrel makers, a true match is sought between the type of barrel and the character of the wine.
This brand new white premier cru from Beaune is now available. Under a gold-green veil, it is perfumed with honeysuckle and lime-blossom. Its oily texture coats the tongue with a balanced taste suggesting ripe, yellow fruit. Its immediate finish makes this wine of today perfect for tomorrow.
This second vintage makes everyone agree: Yes, the white Beaune is an iridescent pearl in the middle of a necklace of ruby coloured wines. Its oily texture is made tasty by the amount of totally digestible ripe, yellow fruit. With its fresh finish, you won’t wait long to serve yourself another…