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.
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£38.50Sold out
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£31.75Sale