BEAUNE, PREMIER CRU, CUVEE CLOS DES AVAUX
BURGUNDY, FRANCE 2017
From the stunning 2017 Burgundy vintage, the wine world has a lot to be thankful for. With very high quality fruit married with an ample harvest (compared to the previous seven years plagued by frost, hail, you name it), it's not surprising that the 2017 Hospices de Beaune auction brought in record breaking sales for this incredible vintage. And as the producer and media glow continues to emanate, we're lucky to have acquired a small allocation of these barrels from the Hospices de Beaune auction to offer you today.
This is the first chance to purchase a superb Premier Cru, 'Clos des Avaux', which lies at the heart of Beaune's top vineyards. This small clos, or walled vineyard, is located west of the city of Beaune, and the name Les Avaux draws its origin from the lieu-dit Vaux, referencing a depression in the hillside where the vines are located. This 3.7 hectares lies at the southern end of the commune and is considered one of the best climats in the area. It is just south of the road to Bligny, and here on the mid-slope, the soil is extremely stony, with slightly deeper soils than those higher on the hill. Vines must extend deep into the ground to find hydration, and the stony topsoil allows for warmth to be absorbed into the soils, giving the grapes the opportunity to achieve maximum ripeness and plenty of time to develop flavor complexity. Exuding notes of Morello cherry, blackcurrant, warm spice and earth, this is a wine reserved for lovers of finesse: as elegant and perfumed as Volnay - but at an incredible price point.
This brilliant wine from 3 hectares of old vines from the Clos des Avaux is an amazing deal from a rock-star vintage. This is an "en premier" offering, with wines still aging gracefully in the barrel until their maturation and release. With small quantities available, as always, we suggest acting quickly if you'd like to secure your order!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2019. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY available through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in NY, TN and WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.