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2001 Camille Giroud Chambertin Clos de Beze

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

91-94Burghound.com

Explosive and spicy black fruit nose that offers even more volume than the RSV if not quite the phenomenal purity. The flavors are classic young Bèze with rugged, intense, indeed even stout yet this has so much velvet that it is utterly seductive. This finishes with amazing power and length...

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos de Beze

Clos de Beze is a Grand Cru vineyard in Gevrey-Chambertin, and its history goes back to the 7th century when it was owned by the monks of the Abbey of Beze. After the French Revolution the Catholic Church was forced to divide the vineyard among peasants. Today it is a 38-acre vineyard, making it slightly larger than Chambertin. Chambertin and Clos de Beze are adjacent and share similar limestone, clay and gravel soils. Of the 18 proprietors, the largest by acreage are Pierre Damoy, 13.4 acres; Armand Rousseau, 3.5 acres; and Drouhin-Laroze, 3.48 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand 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.