...ample amounts of wet stone that continue onto the precise, detailed, racy and energetic middle weight flavors that are notably more complex, all wrapped in an intense, lingering and very stylish finish. Lovely juice.
Aux Cras is a 12.5-acre Premier Cru vineyard in the commune of Beaune, in Burgundy’s Cote d’Or. Beaune is the Cote d’Or’s third largest commune. Beaune has no Grand Crus but has 44 vineyards that are either entirely or partly Premier Cru. Aux Cras is located in the center of the appellation, adjacent to Les Teurons and Aux Coucherias, and is higher up the slope than its neighbors. Writer Clive Coates has written that this central area of Beaune, including Aux Cras, “is where you will find the finest examples of premier cru in Beaune.”
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.