As most red wines from the Burgundy region of France, this wine is 100% Pinot Noir grapes. These grapevines have grown in the exemplary terroir for 35 years. Wines from Hospice de Beaune have a strong set of characteristics, though not as big and brash as other appellations (plots of land) in the Burgundy region.
With a 100% Pinot Noir-grape wine like this, you get the pure flavor of what these classic Old World vines produce. A glass of 2009 Nicolas Rolin Hospice de Beaune offers notes of blackberry, raspberry, and a touch of mushroom-like earthiness along with ripened cherry flavor. It’s semi-soft, has little to no residual sugar, and produces some dryness while remaining easy on the palate.
Want to pair it with food? Opt for salmon or roasted chicken for a main course, and be sure to serve some creamy aged cheese that has a little earthiness before or after the meal to complement this fantastic wine.