VIRTUAL TASTING - Hospice Wines
Hosted by Stephen Lenahan
It was in the 13th century, around 1270, that the Hospices de Nuits was founded, at the end of the reign of Saint Louis and the accession of the Duke of Burgundy, Robert II. This Hospital was thus born two centuries before the foundation of its illustrious neighbor, the Hospices de Beaune, in 1443. Less known but just as prestigious, the Hospices de Nuits functions in exactly the same way, combining an activity medico-social and a wine estate.
Some of the questions we will be addressing...
* The history of the Hospices de Beaune and Hospices de Nuits
* The Hospices auctions and tradition
* The specific plots and the vinification method
* The character of each wine
* The 2019 vintage
* The structure of each wine
* The drinking window of these wines and how they will age
* Other Elden Selection wines where you could explore terroir with friends and family.
2 bottle set includes one of each:
Hospices de Beaune 1er Cru 'Cuvee Pierre Floquet' 2019
The Beaune-Greve premiere cru Cuvee Pierre Floquet is 1.8 acres in the heart of the prestigious Beaune-Greve. Brisk purple. Concentrated fruit on the nose, with a sense of the power to come. The Grèves vineyard offers density of both red and black fruit. This is naturally one of the more tannic wines, with ripe fruit backed by enough acidity, a fine structure here for at least medium term ageing.
Hospices de Nuits Nuits St Georges 1er Cru ‘Rue de Chaux’ 2019
Hospices de Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru 'Rue de Chaux' 2019 has a deep color, with rich aromatics of red and black fruit, stone fruit, and notes of resin, undergrowth and delicate spice. Solid, chiseled structure that counterplays with elegance and is lightened by fine yet crunchy tannins. On the palate, notes of blackcurrant, cherry and licorice combined with undertones of resin and tar. A premier cru with excellent potential for bottle ageing.