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The 139th Hospices de Beaune wine auction on the Internet : the Oenologist corner.

For 2000 – as a sign of the times – the Wine Auction of the Hospices de Beaune will occur for the second time in Euros currency.

Every one was dreaming about an exceptional vintage for the end of the 20th Century.
For months and months wine growers have been observing the sky closely.

Ventes des vins des Hospices Civils de Beaune sur Internet

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"Spring was early, summer began in June and the carefully sorted harvest started at the beginning of September",  
according to Roland Masse, the new Steward of the Hospices de Beaune, (Andre Porcheret has retired) .

"Spring was early, summer began in June and the carefully sorted harvest started at the beginning of September,  A capricious weather during summer was mild all along the harvest, allowed great maturity. The Hospices de Beaune experience in mastering the yield was once again demonstrated, through a constant quest of  even better quality  The 2000 vintage in its youth reveals fresh fruits fragrance, ripe and silky tannin in the Pinot noir grape variety for the red wines ; density, grace and refinement for the Chardonnays.

It will be a  vintage of character, born from the marriage of the soil and the climate with the wine.

 

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