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Region: Burgundy, France
Item no. 52856
Admirably situated on a hill between Pommard and Beaune, with a direct southern exposure, Clos des Mouches is one of the most famous Premier Cru vineyards of Beaune. The name ""Clos des Mouches"" probably goes back to the beginning of the Middle-Ages - around 1550 - because of its slopes facing South/South-East : a very favourable place for keeping bees. The word ""Mouches"" (Flies) was actually the local name for bees. As bee keepers started to set up their bee-hives, the area became known as ""Clos des Mouches"" (i.e. the Enclosure of the Honey Bees). Clos des Mouches white is a generous wine combining the body of Corton Charlemagne and the elegance of Montrachet. Its hue is bright, limpid, and pale golden. It has an elegantly perfumed nose of smoky citrus with tinges of vanilla. On the palate, the aromas are reminiscent of honey, almond, lemon and, as the wine gets older, grilled almonds. It needs at least two years in bottle to fully develop and can last 8 to 12 years.