Beaune 1er Cru"Cuvée Rousseau-Deslandes" - Hospices de Beaune
- RegionCôte de Beaune
- AppellationBeaune Premier Cru
- Grape varietyPinot Noir
- Average vine age
- SoilClay and limestone.
- Average yield40hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential7-10 years
- Serving temperature 15-17°
- Climat : Les Cent Vignes, Les Montrevenots - 2.18 ha
History of the Cuvee : Antoine Rousseau and Barbe Deslandes founded in 1645 the Hôpital de la Sainte-Trinité, subsequently renamed the Hospice de la Charité and associated with the Hospices de Beaune at the Revolution. The parcel of Cent Vignes, in which vines were mainly planted between 1944 and 1958, represents the heart of this Cuvee, or 48% of its composition. Looking down over Pommard and representing a third of the Cuvee, the parcel of Les Montrevenots is made up only of old vines, planted prior to 1966.
Vinification & Ageing
- FermentationTraditional in open vats
- Ageing10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels
- BarrelsHospices de Beaune barrels
- Tasting NoteThe Beaune "Cuvée Rousseau-Deslandes" 2014 from the Hospices de Beaune presents a nice ruby colour. The nose reveals spices, mocha and liquorice notes. On the palate, the wine is ample, velvety and offers cocoa, blackcurrant and toasted bred aromas.
- Food PairingGrilled meat - "coq au vin" - "fondue bourguignonne" - mature cheeses.