November 30, 2011

The Hospices de Beaune

I recently participated in an online tasting hosted by Tastelive, and featuring the wines of Bacchus Selections. One of the wines tasted was a wine grown and bottles for the Hospices de Beaune auction. The Hospices auction is an annual charity auction began in 1851 where lovers of Burgundy gather every November in Beaune to celebrate Burgundy wine will raising money for the hospices. Domaine des Hospices de Beaune is a non-profit organization which owns 150 acres of donated vineyard land. Each year, the wine grown from these vines is sold as Hopsice bottlings to raise money as part of the auction.

The bottle I tasted was the 2006 Hospice de Beaune Cuvee Brunet with elevage and bouteille by Maison Champy. What can I say about this bottle that I haven't already said about Burgundy? To be honest, this wine was too young for ideal drinking. Nonetheless, it was an enjoyable bottle of  pinot noir grown and bottled for a good cause.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your review and posting--much appreciated!