Beaune Les Bons Feuvres
Average Annual Production
The harvest is done manually with a careful sorting of the grapes. The destemming is carried out in a way which reinforces the delicacy of the Pinot Noir and the elegance of the tannins. A pre-fermentation maceration of about 7 days is carried out in temperature-controlled vats which guarantee precision in the different stages of vinification. During alcoholic fermentation, the must is tasted daily and adjustments are made by pressing and/or pumping over techniques, depending on the progression in the vat. The objective is to allow optimal extraction of the elements from the skins while limiting the coarse elements from the seeds as much as possible. Devatting takes place within 20 days of the date of the grape harvest. The musts are then aged in 228 liter barrels for 12 months.
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.
With its blood-red colour, this cardinal of a wine delivers to the nose sweet scents of green spices such as musk and star anise. In the mouth, its initially mellow tannins lead to a solid and assured wine. Perfectly ready to be enjoyed with, say, duck breast, this wine has no need to stay in the cellar.
The cardinal’s robe is as beautiful as ever. The nose implodes with its aromatic character of musk and rosewood. Its tannic envelope is still as smooth as in 2018 but its fleshiness is superior. This wine displays its presence with a nobility worthy of a premier cru. This is its year. And it will be a landmark one.