Hospices de Beaune Volnay Cuvee Blondeau from Pre World War II
We have offered some wonderful old bottles from Doudet-Naudin over the last week or two. All of the very old wines have been snapped up and those who were a little slow to act have missed out.
We have asked the domaine if they could spare one more ancient wine and they have offered us a little of this Volnay Cuvee Gauvain Hospices de Beaune 1936.
If you have been thinking about purchasing one of these rare old wines make sure you don't miss this one. Burgundies from pre World War II are rarely available in Australia.
Volnay Cuvee Blondeau Hospices
de Beaune 1936
Normal Price $825.00
Pre Arrival Price $699.00
In 1811, Francois Blondeau gave the bells of the Hospice de la Charite, which you will still hear chiming as you walk along Beaune's rue de Lorraine. Blondeau restored the church in Volnay, built a school, and gave all of his vineyards in Pommard and Volnay so that five old people might be cared for in perpetuity.
Cuvee Blondeau features a roll-call of the first growths of Volnay. Champans and Taillepieds make up the majority of the wine and parcels of Ronceret and Mitans complete the cuvee. Many of the vines were replanted after World War II so this early bottle is from old vines presumably planted after phyloxera in the late 19th century.
These bottles have come straight from the domaine's cellars where they are cleaned, checked, recorked and labeled before shipping.
This is a Rare opportunity to drink history. And the price is quite reasonable for an impeccably cellared wine of this era.
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