- Beaune-Grèves is on a very steep slope.
- Its name probably comes from the French word “graviers” (small pebbles), due to the abundance of small rocks mixed with brownish soil.
- The vines of the Domaine are planted in Pinot Noir fin. Their density is extremely high and the pruning very severe.
- No fertilizers nor weed killers are used.
- The grapes are hand-picked and brought to the Drouhin cellars in small crates.
- Joseph Drouhin’s wine-making technique remains traditional, fermentation occurs in wooden vats with punching down of the cap and pumping over the juice.
- The wine ages in oak barrels for almost two years and is fined with egg-whites prior to bottling.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir
FOOD PAIRINGS: Well suited to great cuisine and to fine meats: grilled veal or beef would be best with a younger vintage. Fowl, white meat and stews would be ideal with an older one, since Beaune-Grèves ages extremely well.
TASTING NOTES: “A great wine, one of the most representative of Beaune, the capital of Burgundy. Intense and bright red color. The nose displays aromas of red currant with some spicy notes. With age and in some vintages, the aromas become even more marked by spicy and smoky touches, such as tobacco. On the palate, the tannins are refined and create a seductive harmony. In the aftertaste there is a marked flavor of “crème de cassis” (cream of black currant) and delicate touches of wood.” – Véronique Drouhin-Boss