Beaune “Clos De L’ecu” (Monopole) — 2021
The “Clos de l’Écu” appellation dates back to the Middle Ages. This clos enabled owners at the time to pay the sums they owed to the Dukes of Bourgogne. It is a monopole parcel and was purchased in 2003 by François Faiveley, the 6th generation of the family.
- Viticulture: Currently undergoing Organic Conversion
- Size: 2.37 ha
- Vine Age: Years planted: 1980, 1989, 1994, 1998
- Soil: Gravel
- Exposure: South
- Fermentation: Partial whole cluster fermentation with daily punch downs for a 19 day vatting period
- Barrel Aging: 14 months in French oak barrels- one third new oak
- Filtration: Light filtration using the lenticular module process
- Fining: No Fining
- Varietal Composition: Pinot Noir
- Alcohol: 13%
This terroir offers a fruity and very elegant Pinot Noir. It displays a deep ruby color and remarkably pure notes of red and black fruits. The palate is lively and spicy with a refreshing touch of menthol. This wine evolves beautifully in the bottle although its generous character makes it a pleasure to drink in its youth.