2019 Rodolphe Demougeot Beaune Clos Saint-Desire, Cote de Beaune, France

$56.99 USD


Composed of relatively equal proportions of clay, sand, rock and silt on top of the limestone marl bedrock, Clos Saint-Désiré is grown high up on the slope of Beaune just above the famous red 1er Cru Le Clos des Mouches. Here the soil is surprisingly deep for this higher altitude site at nearing the apex of the Montagne Saint-Désiré. The wine is replete with solid mineral intensity and a surprisingly more full body due to the combination of deep topsoil mixed with a high proportion of limestone rocks.


The Chardonnay grapes are whole cluster pressed and the juice settled overnight before racking to barrel for a naturally occurring fermentation.


Aged in 90% old 228l and 350l oak barrels for one year, then racked into stainless steel tank for five to six months before bottling in the spring. It is not fined but it is lightly filtered. The first addition of sulfites is made before the bottling.