Hospices de Beaune

Beaune 1er Cru Cuvée des Dames Hospitalières 2015

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Region: Côte de Beaune
Village: Beaune
Level: Premier Cru
AOC: Beaune 1er Cru
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Color: red

Tasting

Rch purple colour. Floral bouquet on the nose, then a generous finely tuned fruit right across the palate, balanced by subte tannins, almost etherai.

Food matching

Sophisticated aperitif, good meal with friends and home-made cooking (duck parmentier, beef stew)

History

Traditionally, this fne Cuvée of Beaune Premier Cru opens the sale. It is named for the lady nurses who have tended the sick of the Hospices since its foundation in 1443. Furthermore, several nurses left important legacies. These sisters originated from Saint-Omer, in northern France, and did their training at the Hospice of Valenciennes, which lies just within France’s border today with Belgium. The wine is made entirely from Premiers Crus vineyards, mainly Les Bressandes (no vines being younger than 1985), La Mignotte and Les Teurons.)

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