Domaine Lupé-Cholet Beaune Premier Cru Les Bressandes 2012


An elegant Burgundy/Pinot Noir from a premier cru plot in the village of Beaune. The 2012 was considered to be a very good vintage with low yields and rich concentrated wines.

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From a tiny 0.3194 ha (0.7857 acres) parcel located in the middle of “Les Bressandes” vineyard in the northern part of the Beaune village.

Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir.

Soil: Clay-rich lime soils on hard limestone.

Alcohol: 12.5 % VOL

Wine making:  The grapes are picked manually and berries hand sorted. About 90% of the harvest is de-stemmed so as to avoid excessive bitterness from the stalks. Fermentation with maceration then goes on for 15 to 20 days in conical vats with thermoregulation. This allows control of fermentation temperatures and has direct influence on aromas and colour extraction. Finally, gentle pressing occurs.

The wines are barrelled for 18 months, 30% new. Whilst the wine is maturing, it is regularly stirred up (bâtonné), putting the lees back into suspension, bringing more fatness and roundness. Racking takes place prior to bottling, with no fining, just light filtration, preserving the natural riches of the appellation.

Our Tasting notes: It has a very deep ruby-red colour. The nose is fresh and still young, it is delicately aromatic with red fruit and some spices including pepper. On the palate, it has plenty of roundness and  energy with a fine tannic body and discreet new oak.

From Alan Meadows’ “There is good volume to the concentrated and again, quite lush medium-bodied flavours that are tighter and more precise, while being shaped by firmer tannins on the dusty and again mildly austere finish.89-91 points. Drink 2022+”

Serving suggestions: Red meat and also mild cheeses. Serve at 17°C.

(So no harm in popping it into the fridge for 30 minutes in summer to take the edge off any warmth)

Cellaring potential: more than 10 years.

Single bottles, multiple bottles or complete boxes (6 bottles) may be ordered. 

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