OENOFOROS Product Details 0371 Oenoforos Hospices de Beaune Meursault Genevrieres 1er Cru Cuvee 2006
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Country: France, Bourgogne, Cote D`or
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Tasting Notes:  Full Bodied fruit and spice with the ability to age.

Food Pairing: Chicken and Turkey.

History of the Cuvee :

Félix Baudot, born in 1796, was a great collector of paintings, stained glass, ancient stelae, archaeological artefacts, manuscripts and autographs. His collection was sold at auction in Beaune in 1882 and the proceeds of the sale paid to the Hospice de la Charité.
The Cuvee comes in equal parts from Les Genevrières Dessous and Dessus. The vines are either perfectly mature or old vines. The youngest, representing 23% of the Cuvee, date from 1979, the others from 1944, 1948, 1956 and 1964.
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The Grape
Chardonnay is the "Big Daddy" of white wine grapes and one of the most widely planted in the world. It is suited to a wide variety of soils, though it excels in soils with a high limestone content as found in Champagne, Chablis, and the Côte D`Or.

Burgundy is Chardonnay`s spiritual home and the best White Burgundies are dry, rich, honeyed wines with marvelous poise, elegance and balance. They are unquestionably the finest dry white wines in the world. Chardonnay plays a crucial role in the Champagne blend, providing structure and finesse, and is the sole grape in Blanc de Blancs.

It is quantitatively important in California and Australia, is widely planted in Chile and South Africa, and is the second most widely planted grape in New Zealand. In warm climates Chardonnay has a tendency to develop very high sugar levels during the final stages of ripening and this can occur at the expense of acidity. Late picking is a common problem and can result in blowsy and flabby wines that lack structure and definition.

Recently in the New World, we have seen a move towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, and this is to be welcomed.