OENOFOROS Product Details 0514 Oenoforos Hospices de Beaune Beaune 1er Cru Dames Hospital 2016
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Country: France Bourgogne, Cote De Beaune
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: The robe is substantial, ruby red and black. The first nose is a basket of red fruit (cherry, raspberry and strawberry), bursting with freshness. On the palate, the ample structure is round, strong and long-lasting like “an iron fist in a velvet glove”. This wine is highly complex but is just starting out its life… with patience its true nature will shine through within the coming years.

Food Pairing: 
Duck, Goose and Game Birds

Beaune Premier Cru wines are those made under the strictest conditions of the Beaune appellation in Burgundy, and from grapes grown exclusively in the commune"s Premier Cru-classified vineyards.
Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0514




Available Stock: 35 items
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The Grape
Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy`s Côte d`Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climates of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.