1er Cru Vide Bourse - The "Petit Batard". Hospices de Beaune Corton Cuvee Dr Peste

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Located immediately below the Grand Cru Batard-Montrachet it is no wonder Jasper Morris MW describes 1er Cru Vide Bourse as "Petit Batard"!


Scattered throughout Burgundy are some very exciting Premier Cru vineyards. They are often quite small and don't belong to big names so they frequently fail to get the recognition they deserve.


Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Dent de Chien is one. It sits above Le Montrachet and not surprisingly often produces wine of a very similar style.


Even less well known is Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Vide Bourse. Vide Bourse, literally "empty purse", is a small 1.32 hectare vineyard directly below the Grand Cru Batard-Montrachet.

Chassagne-Montrachet Vide Bourse Map
Click map to enlarge. Vide Bourse is in blue

Jasper Morris MW says "The soil is relatively heavy but full of small stones, providing excellent drainage and giving some raciness to the wine which is one of the more full-bodied Chassagne premier crus. In many ways it is a 'petit' Batard, ready to drink rather earlier than the grand cru."


Pillot Vide Bourse Label There are very few makers, and even fewer owners, of this elusive vineyard. We are fortunate to have Fernand and Laurent Pillot in our portfolio who own a substantial 0.45 ha plot.


We have three vintages of the wine available. The 2011 is available Pre Arrival at $89.00 and the 2010 and 2009 are in stock (in small quantities) at $99.00 a bottle.


This is a vineyard I think all Burgundy lovers should at least taste.


You can view all three vintages and read tasting notes on our website by clicking here.


Orders may be placed on line or by email or phone. You are welcome to mix and match as you please. 




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Hospcies Corton Peste Label 2011
Hospices de Beaune Corton Grand Cru Cuvee Dr Peste 2011
Cuvee Dr Peste and always one of my favourite Hospices Auction wines.
Jean-Louis Peste was a doctor at the Hospices de Beaune for 30 years in the mid-19th century. His daughter, Baroness du Baÿ, bequeathed a vast estate to the Hôtel-Dieu in his memory, in 1924.
Anthony Hanson MW:

This is deep garnet-purple, with roasted, densely ripe aromas, already complex. The palate is full-bodied and richly structured - more solid and tannic than Corton Cuvée Charlotte Dumay, as is often the case. The character of Corton Dr. Peste is well delineated, and the wine will prove magnificent, particularly after several years bottle-age. There is neither astringency nor bitterness, but massive complexity on the palate, showing great potential.

Available in Bottle or Magnum at Pre Arrival prices.
$135.50 a bottle
$271.00 a Magnum
Click here to view and order on our website.

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