Beaune Montée Rouge
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.
Though its red shade is somewhat subdued, its pinot roots never fail to light up and be noticed. Hints of oak hit the nose on top of aromas of red flowers (peony and rose). Its clear tannin body leaves a fresh, thirst-quenching taste in the mouth. Simple dishes, without sauce or ornamentation, such as roast chicken, will accompany this wine beautifully.
Though the crimson purity of its juice is impressive, the “Montée Rouge” manages to take it up a notch with its quality. The juice is blended in a silky tannin like in a Côte de Nuits. The nose returns to touch rose buds and peony. The impression it leaves is of a wine without artifice, to drink alone as a main course.