Clos de La Roche Grand Cru Cuvée George Kritter 2020
160th Hospices De Beaune Wine Auction on the 12th December 2020
The six grands crus are evenly balanced between the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune, where the Hospices de Beaune are particularly fortunate in their extensive holdings of the Corton Bressandes, Renardes and Clos du Roi vineyards. All of these wines have the ability to age for 20 plus years, so will easily survive into the adulthood of children and grandchildren born this year. The three grands crus from the Côte de Nuits are all majestic in their different styles.
There is less wine than usual here as a barrel has been made separately to become this year’s President’s Barrel. This regular version is deeply impressive too with a purple fruited intensity that gives this wine a hedonistic buzz over and above the Echézeaux. The beautiful black cherry fruit swarms across the palate, living in harmony with the structure, with a valuable fresh acidity assisting the balance.
Country/Region: France, Côte de Nuits
Terroirs: Les Frolchots 0.25 ha
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 750ml