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Jean-Claude is the godfather of biodynamic production in Burgundy, and living proof of what an entire lifetime of dedication to healthy vineyards will yield. Here we present two of his Beaune 1er Cru.  Mixed case includes Ground Shipping.

RED - includes 3 bottles of each:

Jean Claude Rateau Beaune 1er Cru ‘Les Bressandes’ 2018
Jean-Claude has a large parcel in the 1er Cru Les Bressandes on a steep slope facing east with pebbly clay and limestone soils, conducted in biodynamic farming since 1979. The soil is warm and well-drained giving ripe, structured wines. Long, slow fermentation with manual cap-punching followed by 18 months in not-new oak. The aromas are subtle and complex with black fruits, earth, violets, and spice. The palate is relatively light but intense with black cherry, earth, and saline minerality. No "fruit bomb" here, but rather a traditional Burgundy, showing off it’s impressive ‘terroir’.

Jean Claude Rateau Beaune 'Prevoles 2018
Floral, round and structures, dense and full with great tension and a long long finish on the fruit.

WHITE - includes 3 bottles of each:

Jean Claude Rateau Beaune 'Coucherias' 2017
Pale gold with complex notes of white flowers, citrus, and almond. Fresh and racy, balanced between fruit and acidity with great mineral length.

Jean Claude Rateau Hautes Cotes de Beaune Blanc 2018
Racy and bright, ripe aromas of lemon and almond, spiced pear and apple, and that hint of sweet river rock. The palate is balanced and has impressive length. The antithesis of fat, oaky Chardonnay, this is a real terroir wine and a great value.

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