Beaune 1er cru "Les Aigrots" 2007

The vintage

We harvested between the 14th and 24th of September.

For those of us who like fresh and refreshing wines with fairly low alcohol and bright acidity accompanied by correct aromatic and phenolic maturities, we have been waiting for this vintage for a long time! The hot and warm months of April and May forewarned an early harvest, likely at the end of August, but the weather changed to chilly and rainy for the rest of the summer. We pushed back the harvest dates because, as was generally the case for this vintage, one of the keys to success was that it could not be rushed. We started at the very end of August with the reds, and after a few days break, we picked the whites.

The 2007 vintage represents what we like in noble white wines: grace, heightened minerality and lots of restraint.

Tasting notes

-A very fresh, pure and high-toned nose of white flower, peach and understated citrus notes complements the racy, mineral-infused and punchy flavors that possess fine detail and I particularly like the finishing vibrancy of the tangy finale. Give this a year or two in the cellar first. 2011+

-Bright lemon-yellow color. Sexy aromas of clove and ginger; seems less primary than the 2008 version (but fresher than the 2006). Broad, supple and sweet, with a firm edge of minerality, but could use a bit more intensity and precision.
Stephen TANZER