Medium Red | France

Maison Champy Vielles Vignes Beaune 2018


Red, Medium Bodied, Black Fruit, Spice, Defined & Silky

Varietals: Pinot Noir
Origin: Beaune, Cote D'Or, Burgundy
ABV: 13.5%

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Eyes: A dark garnet color.
Nose: An intense nose marked by a grilled reduction and smoky notes. Aromas of “gariguette” and wild strawberry.
Mouth: The palate is rich, fleshy, and very fruity.

A wine with a great ageing potential. Use a decanter if you want to drink it young. Beaune is the capital of the wine-producing region of Burgundy as well as the most extensive communal AOC appellation in the Côte d’Or. The production of red wines covers an area of 368.74 ha including 281.49 ha of Premiers Crus. Most of the vineyards are located on pronounced slopes.

Soil: limestone mixed with clays.
Exposure of the vineyard: from East to South.

Pair with the following dishes:
- Beef Bourguignon (a classic pairing!)
- Short ribs with a red wine reduction.
- Soft Cheeses: Brie, Camembert,
- Milder Cheese: Gruyère, Comté

Food to pair with this wine

About Maison Champy

Maison Champy was established in 1720 making it the oldest wine company in Burgundy, celebrating 300 years in 2020. Currently the Maison Champy owns 21 hectares in the Cote de Beaune of which 50% is already certified Organic with another 7 hectares achieving certification in 2023.

They also work with growers across the Cote d’Or and Chablis to be able to produce 1er Cru and Grand Cru wines from across the region.

About Medium Red

Medium red wines can be called “food wines.” They offer up tons of flavor with a balance of zesty acidity which makes them match with a wide variety of foods (from zesty salads to rich and cheesy lasagna). These are the perfect mid-week wines for red wine lovers.

There are many varieties that span the mid-weight red wine category so, to name a few familiar ones, check out Grenache, Sangiovese, Merlot, Zinfandel, Montepulciano, Cabernet Franc and Barbera.