Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Ursules 2013
This vineyard always produces the most generous and full-bodied wines with rich fruit, complexity, structure and depth, making it a Grand Cru in all but name.
The Clos des Ursules once belonged to the convent of Saint Ursule when the wall separating it from the rest of Les Vignes Franches was built. In 1826 it was the first vineyard that Louis Henry Denis Jadot bought and it has remained a Jadot family "monopole" ever since.
After the challenges thrown at them in 2012, Bourgogne winemakers were hoping for a peaceful 2013 but capricious Mother Nature had other ideas. After a long winter, a gloomy spring and a fine, providential summer, for the most part, the pickers had to wait until the start of October to take up their secateurs. The consequences of the weather's whims - such as shatter and millerandage, hail damage, concentration and disease - all had an impact on the quantities harvested. Across the region, no winegrowing area was spared however experience has made all the difference and 2013 is nevertheless considered a very successful vintage.
The grapes are de-stemmed and fermentation is carried out as naturally as possible in open tanks. The wine usually undergoes a fairly long fermentation (25 to 33 days) in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas. The wine is then aged in wooden barrels for 15-18 months.
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