Beaune 1er Cru Cuvee Dames Hospitalieres 2016
156th Hospices De Beaune Wine Auction on the 20th November 2016
The harvest was relatively late this year, so the wines have been tasted very soon after being racked out of their fermenting tanks into barrel. Nonetheless they are already showing their character. The wines capture the elegance of the vintage, coming after the more massive 2015s, and show a fine sense of their terroirs.
The old vines in Clos de la Mignotte provide the heart of this cuvee, Les Bressandes the elegance while les Teurons rounds out the picture. Displaying the typical fresh purple colour of the vintage, Les Dames Hospitalieres enjoys a firm, weighty nose, with dense red fruit and correct acid balance.
Country/Region: France, Côte de Beaune
Terroirs: La Mignotte 1.13 ha. Les Bressandes 1.07 ha. Les Teurons 0.55 ha.
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 750ml