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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 6 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 1er Cru ‘Les Reversées 2018
From young and old vines, on brown limestone subsoil and clay topsoil, in biodynamic agriculture. Long, slow day fermentation with manual pigeage, aged 18 months in not-new oak. Rich, showing deep aromas of blackberry, violets, and earth with hints of citrus, plum, and spice. The palate is round and ripe with firm acidity and deep black fruits ripe plum and earth going to a lovely long finish. While this can be enjoyed young it will be best after 5 to 7 years of aging.

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