1er Cru Les Demoiselles
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Grape variety: Chardonnay
Surface area: 0.31 ha
Soil: Clay and limestone
Vine age: 50 years old
This grand appellation charms both the curious seduced by the invocation of the “Demoiselles” and connoisseurs sensitive to it closeness to the neighbouring white grands crus plots. The name “Les Demoiselles” is an homage to two former owners, Adèle and Julie Voillot, daughters of a former military general in Beaune at the beginning of the 19th century, who lived and died unmarried. This pretty name is used only for the southern part of the plot, which is also registered under another name, “Les Caillerets”. “Les Demoiselles” is also used in addition to the “Chevalier-Montrachet” appellation for wines from the Chevalier Grand Cru plot just up the hillside.
Ideal drinking window of 5 to 8 years – variable depending on transport and storage conditions.
Ageing potential of 10 years – depending on transport and storage conditions