Beaune Premier Cru "Les Teurons"

Forever Smiling at the Sun

Approximately the same size as Clos Marey-Monge, the cherished 21 hectare "Les Teurons" plot derives its famed name from the translation "round land", a title it is bestowed thanks to its well-drained limestone soil encouraging deep root growth. One of Beaune's most highly-respected Premier Cru vineyards, and located directly behind Beaune's beautiful Parc de la Bouzaise, "Les Teurons'" gently sloping hillside terrain is protected from wind and constantly in the sun's glorious rays, allowing the grapes to mature here faster than any other appellation. Venture further up the plot's east-facing hillside and irresistible vistas of the Côte de Beaune, and the city itself, fold magnificently into view.

Varietal: Pinot Noir

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Beaune Premier Cru "Les Teurons" 2013

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Luminosity Bottled

With a brilliantly bright scarlet shine (it could glow in the dark if it wanted to) our fragrant Beaune Premier Cru "Les Teurons" 2013 shows off intense aromas of wild fruit cherries, blackcurrant, blackberry, raspberries, a touch of orange zest and hints of trufle, leather, spices, undergrowth and humus. Over time, the cherished "Les Teurons" appellation (Teurons means "round land", due its soil being deep and easy to work) displays exotic riffs of truffle and leather on the nose, with crunchy fresh grape hits on the palate. The delicate flavors are well-balanced, good acid balance and length of flavor; the structure is firm and finessed and culminates in a pleasingly drawn-out and persistent finish, a result of "Les Teurons'" hillside terrain constantly in contact with the sun's rays. The grapes mature faster here than anywhere else. Lay down for eight years – minimum – then consume at its peak. You'll be left wanting/needing more.

Force of Nature

After the small yield, but succulent flavors, of the 2012 vintage, 2013 was another year that mother earth proved its hegemony over the vignerons and vignobles of Burgundy. The bud break was relatively late, seeping into June, following a cold, rainy and frigid Spring. Throughout June, a deluge of rain delayed floraison (flowering), introducing an increased risk of blight. Pommard, as well as surrounding appellations Volnay, Beaune and Savigny-lès-Beaune, also experienced a near-fatal hailstorm, identical to the thunderous power that struck in 2012. In July and August, the weather transformed again, this time for the better. Warm temperatures and sunshine clothed the vines – with some summer downpours relinquishing the heat – guiding the grapes to ripen delightfully at the end of September. Harvest began around September 23rd, with the vineyards bare of all ripe fruit come October 2nd. The year’s unstable conditions struck again with huge storms across the region’s vineyards on October 5th and 6th. Thankfully, just a few days too late to do any more damage to the net yield. Overall, this small vintage has incredible potential. We should all be thankful.

Beaune Premier Cru "Les Teurons" 2012

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Luminosity Bottled

With a brilliantly bright scarlet shine (it could glow in the dark if it wanted to) our fragrant Beaune Premier Cru "Les Teurons" 2012 shows off intense aromas of wild fruit cherries, blackcurrant, blackberry, raspberries, a touch of orange zest and hints of trufle, leather, spices, undergrowth and humus. Over time, the cherished "Les Teurons" appellation (Teurons means "round land", due its soil being deep and easy to work) displays exotic riffs of truffle and leather on the nose, with crunchy fresh grape hits on the palate. The delicate flavors are well-balanced, good acid balance and length of flavor; the structure is firm and finessed and culminates in a pleasingly drawn-out and persistent finish, a result of "Les Teurons'" hillside terrain constantly in contact with the sun's rays. The grapes mature faster here than anywhere else. Lay down for eight years – minimum – then consume at its peak. You'll be left wanting/needing more.

Small Yield, Big Flavors

An almost-devastating start to the season. This vintage would prove to be challenge. The earliest days were the most perilous. A Spring frost and a hail storm in June threatened the blossoming of the buds and the safety of the vines. Intense rainfall between April and July, high humidity levels, fungal diseases, rot and, in particular, mildew were some of the other major disruptions the vintage threw Burgundy’s way. Strange and unpredictable weather was the norm: heatwaves, hail, cold springs, thunderstorms, they all made an appearance. The beginning of August, with dry and warm temperatures, saved the vintage for many winemakers and gave the 2012 vintage the softest of soft tannin textures. Despite a low net yield across many vineyards and appellations, the glorious weather that concluded the season ultimately produced a vintage that is both super-concentrated, highly-delectable and highly-collectable.

Beaune Premier Cru "Les Teurons" 2011

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Luminosity Bottled

With a brilliantly bright scarlet shine (it could glow in the dark if it wanted to) our fragrant Beaune Premier Cru "Les Teurons" 2011 shows off intense aromas of wild fruit cherries, blackcurrant, blackberry, raspberries, a touch of orange zest and hints of trufle, leather, spices, undergrowth and humus. Over time, the cherished "Les Teurons" appellation (Teurons means "round land", due its soil being deep and easy to work) displays exotic riffs of truffle and leather on the nose, with crunchy fresh grape hits on the palate. The delicate flavors are well-balanced, good acid balance and length of flavor; the structure is firm and finessed and culminates in a pleasingly drawn-out and persistent finish, a result of "Les Teurons'" hillside terrain constantly in contact with the sun's rays. The grapes mature faster here than anywhere else. Lay down for eight years – minimum – then consume at its peak. You'll be left wanting/needing more.

Uneven Season, But Great Results

2011 first emerged from a dry and warm Spring, allowing sunny days and high temperatures in April, resulting in a slightly earlier bud break than anticipated. Warm temperatures continued throughout May, fostering an accelerated, but healthy, growth of the vines. Floraison and fruit set came together beautifully on May 20th – one month ahead of schedule – compared to previous years. Harvest was initiated on August 20th, when the grapes had ripened to perfection. Due to uneven and unpredictable weather conditions during the season, the results throughout the region were patchy in parts. But this is an outstanding 2011.

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