Beaune 1er Cru "les Aigrots" 2018

The vintage

The weather in 2018 has been quite tricky, with a cold, humid winter, followed by temperature rises reaching 30+ degrees starting April. This combination of these factors made the vines grow very quickly, we had to work hard to follow nature’s fast pace! 

The harvest started the 23rd of August, and lasted 3 weeks. The quality of the juice is surprising. We believe that our biodynamic practices helped the vines give their best despite the heat waves. As a result, our wines show an incredible balance between alcohol and freshness, and we did not produce any cuvée above 13,4 degrees! 

The whites are fresh, express citrus flavors, with a nice smell of white flowers. The mouth is long, fluid, with a saline and very pleasant slightly bitter finish. 

Tasting notes

The 2018 Beaune Les Aigrots Blanc 1er Cru has a clean, fresh bouquet of apple blossom, nectarine and light granite aromas, all well-defined and nicely focused. The balanced palate delivers a fine bead of acidity, good weight and a slightly waxy texture. There is just a touch of salinity on the finish, completing this well-crafted and satisfying les Aigrots Blanc.

- Neal Martin, Vinous, Score: 89-91