Beautiful dark garnet color with intense violets hints. The nose is very delicate with aromas of flours (violets, roses) and light notes of fruits like blackcurrant sand blackberries buds. Nice minerality on the palate, also very elegant and a little bit spicy. The final is a little salty and a bit draining. This wine is very well balanced, rich and elegant with fine aging potential.
The Beaune appellation is the most extensive AOC of the Côte d’Or: the red vines spread over a surface area of 362 ha of which 277 are Premier Crus. According to the placement of the vines, nuances appear: wines from the north are often intense and powerful, whereas wines from the south are rather supple and round. The climate “Aux Cras” is situated on the left side of the Beaune Mountain.
Altitude: 250 meters
Exposure: east, south-east
Maison Champy is the oldest wine company in Burgundy from 1720. The winery, which has been declared a historic monument by UNESCO, was designed by the famed architect, Gustave Eiffel. It was at Maison Champy where renowned scientist, Louis Pasteur set up a laboratory and developed the pasteurization method.
Maison Champy owns 52 acres of vineyards, including holdings in Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, Clos de Bully in Pernand-Vergelessess, and Beaune 1er Cru Aux Cras. These prized vineyards, among others owned by Champy, are farmed organically in order to showcase the true character of the terroir in the wines.
Champy has worked for many years with the goal of crafting the best possible expression of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from each unique terroir.
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