AMI Beaune 1er Cru Champimonts 2017

Regular price $73.00

Winemaker: Paul Perarnau and Willy Roulendes

Appellation: Beaune, Burgundy, France

Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir

These grapes are coming from the bottom of a hill in the premier cru parcel known as Champimonts.  This wine has such spiciness to it in the nose, that it could be mistaken as a Syrah from Hermitage or Crozes-Hermitage.  This pairs well with red meat and game, such as venison and wild boar.

Willy and Paul are fast becoming two of the most exciting winemakers in Burgundy! Both are natives of Roussillon. Willy worked previously at Domaine de Montille in Puligny-Montrachet and was the head winemaker at Clos de Moulin aux Moines in Auxey-Durresses, while Paul worked previously at Oronce de Beler in Vosne-Romanée and also at Domaine Hauvette in Saint Rémy de Provence. They are négociants who only work with organic producers in their region. There are no additives used in the winemaking process, nothing artificial, and in some cases, no sulfites added during the winemaking process. The red wines are made with Pinot Noir and occasionally Gamay, while the whites are made with Chardonnay and Aligoté.

In addition to the wines listed on the right, they also have made wines in the appellations of Marsannay, Maranges 1er Cru, Santenay 1er Cru, Côte de Beaune, and will soon be bottling a Côte de Nuits as well.