Source: The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: Published: Jan 09, 2020?(RP-90-92)
The 2018 Beaune 1er Cru Les Teurons exhibits aromas of ripe cherries, raspberries, licorice and spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered palate that’s deep and concentrated, amply endowed with ripe, fleshy fruit but nicely balanced, too. This is a sunny, warm site that’s planted with old vines, and it has turned in a fine cuv?e this year.
Situated near the town of Beaune, between “Les Greves” and the “Clos de la Mousse”, “Les Teurons” is a vineyard famous for its class and harmony. Its situation, on a hillock, would explain its name which means “the mount” in Celtic. Bouchard Pere & Fils acquired the first parcel here in 1791, completed in 1869 to obtain a surface area of 2.41 hectares.
T A S T I N G
TASTING NOTE: Red fruit aromas with an oaky note on the nose. Soft and generous on the palate, in a lovely harmonious marriage. Good ageing potential.
FOOD/WINE PAIRING: Light game dishes, grilled meats, cheese.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Between 17?C to 18?C
AGEING POTENTIAL: 7 to 10 years and more
K N O W – H O W
HARVEST: manual, in small cases of 13 kg. Careful manual sorting of each grape.
VINIFICATION: Following total or partial destemming on the vintage, fermentation in small containers, gentle pressing ensure optimal vinification. Depending on the profile of the vintage, vatting lasts 15 to 20 days.
MATURING: 12 to 14 months in French oak, with 30 to 40% new oak.
AGEING: The cellars of the Bastions of the ancient Ch?teau de Beaune offer natural ambient conditions that are perfectly adapted to ageing the Premiers Crus.
V I N E Y A R D
GRAPE VARIETY: Pinot Noir
SOIL OF THE APPELATION: Limestone and clay, predominantly limestone
TOTAL SURFACE OF THE APPELATION IN PRODUCTION:21.04 hectares
DOMAIN SURFACE IN PRODUCTION: 2.41 hectares