Beaune 1er Cru, Cuvee Rousseau-Deslandes 2019
159th Hospices De Beaune Wine Auction on the 17th November 2019
2019 is a superbly concentrated vintage for red wines, having enjoyed a fine warm summer which ripened the grapes so well but with volumes a little down against the average. A key factor however is that despite the sugar levels and the concentration of fruit flavours, acidity also remained high, so we have red wines full of energy and drive.
A brisk crimson-red colour with deep red fruit on the nose. A slight touch of fresh cherries and raisins. Full of fruit at the front of the palate, with a silky touch as the more elegant side of the wine which comes from La Mignotte takes over towards the finish.
Country/Region: France, Côte de Beaune
Terriors: Les Cent Vignes 1.06 ha, Les Mignottes 0.42 ha, Les Montrevenots 0.71 ha
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 750ml