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2016 Hospices de Beaune Volnay 1er Cru Cuvee General Muteau elevage Maison La Maison Louis Jadot

ITEM 7965430 - Purchased at the annual Hospices de Beaune Auction by WineBid and imported direct from France.

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
4 $125
Item Sold Amount Date
I7976631 4 $75 Oct 12, 2021
I7971173 2 $75 Oct 9, 2021
I7971173 1 $75 Oct 8, 2021
I7951988 2 $75 Sep 19, 2021
I7951988 1 $75 Sep 13, 2021
I7906302 1 $75 Jul 31, 2021
I7899401 4 $75 Jul 23, 2021
I7892418 1 $75 Jul 16, 2021
I7885322 1 $75 Jul 10, 2021
I7878754 1 $75 Jul 3, 2021
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PRODUCER

Hospices de Beaune

Every November the annual Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction takes place in the heart of Burgundy. The auction is one of the wine world’s most prestigious and historic events. For 157 years the auction – which is a charitable event benefitting a hospital built in the 15th century -- has served as a bellwether for growers, negociants and collectors to gauge the quality of new vintage. The fine Burgundies offered to the participants in the Hospices de Beaune auction are made in very limited quantities, and they represent the best of traditional Burgundian winemaking.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Volnay

Volnay is a small appellation with just 904 vineyard acres and a town of fewer than 500 residents. Nevertheless, to Burgundy enthusiasts, it's a jewel. Clive Coates calls Volnay “one of the most delightful wines and one of the most rewarding communes in the Côte d’Or.” Robert M. Parker Jr. described Volnay as “the queen of the Côte de Beaune.” Volnay has always been appealing. In the 13th and 14th centuries the powerful Dukes of Burgundy acquired land there and built chateaux. The medieval town sits on the hillside above the vineyards and the appellation is restricted to red wines made of Pinot Noir. Though there are no Grands Crus, there are 35 Premiers Crus. Some reviewers say the lighter soil of Volnay, compared with Pommard to the north, makes Volnay wines more delicate and elegant than wines from neighboring appellations. Robert M. Parker Jr. wrote that Volnay has a “high-quality level of winemaking…The top Volnays possess an immense, seductive fruitiness and lushness…”

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.