Beaune 1er Cru "Les Marconnets" 2007, Château de la Velle
This is the pinot companion to the chardonnay from the same lieu dit. Aged in the traditional 228 litre barrels with 10 per cent new oak, this Beaune rouge from the fresh 2007 vintage offers up aromas of algae, plum and cassis. More fresh red berry fruits than ripe or black fruits. On the palate lovely soft red fruits, marinaded morello cherries. Would complement "gibier à plume". Photo shows some Beaune pinot grapes left after the harvest.