Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Domaine Berthelemot
Beaune is one of the largest Côte de Beaune districts, covering 430 ha and with no less than 42 sectors classified as “premier cru”.
Appellation: Beaune 1er Cru
– Sector: Clos des Mouches (total surface area 25ha 18a)
– Name origin : in medieval French, « les mouches » meant bees
– Orientation: SE at the foot of Mount Saint Désiré bordering on the Pommard premier cru sectors
– Domain surface area: 74a 95ca
– Slope: 5 to 15% at an altitude of 250/300m
2 plots, the first being alongside Chardonnay vines belonging to the domain:
– Surface area: 59a92ca
– Vinestock: 161-49
– Graft: visual selection Pinot Noir planted in 1958 and clone (114,115) planted in 1986
– Soil: clay and limestone, stony and well drained
The second plot located at the top of the slope at the limit of Mount Saint Désiré:
– Surface area: 15a03ca
– Vinestock: 5BB
– Graft: visual selection planted in 1968
– Soil: shallow clay and limestone, stony
– Taste: the grapes from the two different altitudes balance to give a round and elegant wine with an aroma of ripe red berries, full- bodied and velvety on the palate.
– Serving temperature: 15-16°C and it can be advisable to decant recent vintages to enhance the aroma.