2017 Domaine des Croix Beaune Rouge

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2017 Domaine des Croix Beaune Rouge

David Croix quickly made a name for himself as the winemaker for the venerable negociant, Camille Giroud, a position he held from 2002 to 2016. He started at Camille Giroud fresh out of oenology school, at the age of 24, and because of the range of terroirs vinified at Camille Giroud received a one-of-a-kind education on Beaune vineyards.  --Importer

At a Glance

  • Size: 1.16 ha (2.87 ac)
  • Variety: Pinot Noir
  • Vine Age: Planted in 1957, 1964, 1974, 1983.
  • Terroir: 4 parcels (village and 1er cru) with a variety of terroirs
  • Viticulture: Organic (not certified) since 2008
  • Vinification: 15% whole-cluster pressing by pneumatic press, indigenous yeast fermentation in uncovered wooden tanks. Aged for 16 months in older oak barrels, a few months blending in tank.

Additional info: This wine is sourced from Blanches Fleurs (a well-draining and early-ripening site), Blanchisserie (shallow soils), Beaune 1er Cru les Teurons (redder clay soils of oxidized iron with limestone rocks), and Pointes de Tuvilain (marl and clay soils).

--Becky Wasserman

David Croix quickly made a name for himself as the winemaker for the venerable negociant, Camille Giroud, a position he held from 2002 to 2016. He started at Camille Giroud fresh out of oenology school, at the age of 24, and because of the range of terroirs vinified at Camille Giroud received a one-of-a-kind education on Beaune vineyards.

“David Croix’s dream is to make people understand the great value of Beaune, which, despite being Burgundy’s center of winemaking, has generally fallen short in terms of the appeal of its own wines. He’s making an excellent case with parcels like the premier crus Pertuisots and Savigny’s Les Peuillets.”
— JON BONNÉ, PUNCHDRINK.COM
In 2005, David and a group of private investors bought Domaine Duchet and started Domaine des Croix. Domaine Duchet’s holdings were focused around Beaune along with an interesting parcel of Corton-Charlemagne and Corton, so David’s experience at Camille Giroud came in really hand. His mission since has been to dedicate himself to showing off the character of these Beaune terroirs, which for too long have been under appreciated.