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Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru - Comte Armand - Le Clos des Épeneaux

Auxey-Duresses

1 er Cru

Surface area: 1Ha08a44ca
Yield: 5000 Bottles
Ageing: 18 months, using 25% new barrels.

The grapes of two of the most prized parcels of the village are assembled for this wine. Les Breterins is a south-facing parcel with light, white soil prompting earlier ripeness and wines abundant with fruit. Les Duresses is southeast facing with brown clay earthgiving more dense, and tannic results. The complementarity of these two parcels results in a serious, powerful wine.

Auxey-Duresses - Comte Armand - Le Clos des Épeneaux

Auxey-Duresses

Village

Surface area: 0Ha48a95ca
Yield: 2250 Bottles
Ageing: 18 months in 2 to 4 year old barrels.

On this sloped south-facing parcel that has particular geology for this section of vineyard, the vines are 40 years old on the average. It is one of the most calcareous areas of the Côte de Beaune (30% active limestone).

Rich with small fruit, the wines can generally be drunk quite young, and yet can age easily for up to 10 years.