Marchand and Burch Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru Burgundy (2009) - 750mL
in a mixed or straight dozen
An elegant wine from one of the premium areas of Burgundy.
Marchand and Burch are at the top of their game and their wines are only improving on each vintage - this is outstanding and although not one of the cheapest wines in our store, certainly one of the best.
About Clos de Bèze:
One of the most prestigious Appellations of Gevrey Chambertin. Clos de Bèze is widely considered to be ‘Primus inter pares’ (first among equals), among the Grand Cru’s of Burgundy. Located on the upper part of the hill, in the very heart of the Grands Crus area of Grands Crus, with an exceptional eastward orientation. The plot covers 15 ha and 29 acres of stony soil. Founded by the monks of the Abbey of Bèze in the 7th century in the year 640 A.D, Clos de Bèze is one of the oldest recorded vineyards of Burgundy.
The vineyard slope is exposed just a little more east than Chambertin’s, this extra sun coupled to the lack of that cold Combe de Grisard breeze aids earlier ripening. The whole slope sits on a deep bed of Bajocian limestone, though the soil is lighter in colour as well as depth at the top of the vineyard.