In the synclinal of Volnay, the Comblanchien limestone disappears into the depths to be replaced by the overlying Rauracian. The slopes are quite steep and the scree-derived soil is thinnish. On the lower slopes are Argovian marls and deep soils, white, grey or yellow, tinged with red from the iron in the Oxfordian limestone. At the foot of the slope, limestones are mixed with clay. The exposure is east to due south and the altitude ranges from 220 to 300 metres.
The characteristics of the red wines of Beaune differ slightly depending upon the exact location of the vineyard. Wines from the northern end of the commune are more often intense and powerful, and those from the southern end are smoother and fuller. The whites of Beaune have a flowery freshness and may be enjoyed either young and fruity or older and mellower.
Maison Champy Beaune 1er Cru Les Champs Pimonts 2010 has a lovely weight of black cherry fruit, delicate spice and elegant, subtle oak on the nose....View full details£37.85Sold out
Domaine Tollot-Beaut Beaune 1er Cru Beaune-Clos-Du-Roi 2017 is ripe, with a layered combination of red berry fruit scents and warm earth nuances. T...View full details£65.50Sale
Domaine Tollot-Beaut Beaune Les Blanches Fleurs 2014 is generous, well fruited and with the typical Tollot-Beaut touch that just exudes class. The ...View full details£39.95Sale
Domaine Tollot-Beaut Beaune 1er Cru Beaune-Clos-Du-Roi 2014 is ruby coloured, with intense aromas of raspberries, cherries and plums. The bouquet i...View full details£52.00Sale
Domaine Tollot-Beaut Beaune 1er Cru Beaune-Clos-Du-Roi 2015 is from the Côte de Nuits side of Beaune. It is juicy and full of sweetness and ripenes...View full details£65.45Sale
Domaine Pascal Prunier-Bonheur Beaune Les Prevoles 2016 comes from the bottom of the slope with deeper soils and shows a prettier side of Beaune. T...View full details£32.75Sale
A superb single village Burgundy from just round the corner from Meursault. The vineyard is close to the centre of the village and is planted with ...View full details£26.75Sale
Domaine Tollot-Beaut Beaune Les Blanches Fleurs 2013 is from only 6 barrels made each year. It has a bright, clear, ruby red colour, the nose is fu...View full details£35.45Sale
Domaine Tollot-Beaut Beaune 1er Cru Beaune-Clos-Du-Roi 2013 has generous fruit aromas that burst from the glass, together with some refined spice n...View full details£52.00Sale
This wonderful village Beaune is a consistent high performer that drinks well above its status. It i generously fruited with good ripe tannins to b...View full details£45.50Sale
This is an excellent white Burgundy that remains affordable. The bouquet is of green apples with a hint of vanilla. On the palate it is crisp and w...View full details£32.75Sale