Le Grappin 2021 Beaune Premier Cru “Les Grèves” Blanc


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Notes from JancisRobinson.com

50-year-old vines adjacent to Bouchard’s Vigne de l’Enfant Jésus, mid slope and well drained. 1,800 bottles. Tank sample.
A hike up in weight and concentration with fine texture. Citrus, apple and spice and stony fruit. Lively and quite complex. There’s depth and quite a lot going on. Long. GV (MH)

Notes from winemaker Andrew Nielsen


From a rare parcel of Chardonnay mid-slope in Beaune’s most famous climat, and adjacent to Bouchard Père et Fils’s monopole “Les Vignes d’Enfant Jesus”, these 50-year-old vines face south on a perfect incline for sunlight interception and drainage. Less than 1% of “Les Grèves” is planted to Chardonnay, and there are only five producers left who make a white “Les Grèves”. It is an honour to be one of them! 


Hand-picked, and slowly pressed over several hours. The juice was chilled and oxidised in tank for 24 hours and then racked to three 300L barrels for fermentation by indigenous yeasts without SO2, enzymes nor nutrients. Aged on full lies, without stirring or Spring racking, for fourteen months before another three months in tank. Unfined, lightly filtered and bottled under DIAM 10. 

About Le Grappin

“My vision for Le Grappin is to seek out special sites in the over-looked, under-appreciated reaches of Burgundy, that tell a story. I search out viticulteurs as maniacal as me, who tend their vines throughout the year, who know their sites and how best to make the site shine. My job is to ensure the wine reaches it’s true potential, working by hand, with small lots, giving each wine as much care and attention as my viticulteurs have paid to the vines. I believe one finds a sense of detail, purity, and focus in my wines as a result. I hope you enjoy the stories my wines have to tell.” – Andrew Nielsen, Le Grappin

Andrew Nielsen of Le Grappin named one of “The 10 Best Unsung Burgundy Producers” by Bill Nanson on Wine-Searcher.com.