HOSPICES
DE BEAUNE

Hospices de Beaune

Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
2017 Hospices de Beaune / Etienne de Montille - Beaune 1er Cru Cuvee Dames Hospitaliere (Horoscope Series: Rooster) 750 BOTTLE 120 120 750 - EP
2017 Hospices de Beaune / Etienne de Montille - Beaune 1er Cru Cuvee Dames Hospitaliere (TFWE) 750 BOTTLE 120 120 750 - EP
2017 Hospices de Beaune / Etienne de Montille - Corton Blanc Grand Cru Cuvee Docteur Peste (Horoscope Series: Rooster) 750 BOTTLE 120 120 1,500 - EP
2017 Hospices de Beaune / Etienne de Montille - Corton Blanc Grand Cru Cuvee Docteur Peste (TFWE) 750 BOTTLE 72 72 1,500 - EP
2018 Hospices de Beaune / Lafarge - Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru Cuvee Arthur Girard 1/4 Barrel 1/4 Barrel 3 3 63,360 - EP
2018 Hospices de Beaune / Lafarge - Volnay Santenots 1er Cru Cuvee Gauvain 1/4 Barrel 1/4 Barrel 2 2 77,760 - EP
2017 Hospices de Beaune / Lucien Le Moine - Hospices Grand Cru (Echezeaux/Mazis Chambertin/Batard Montrachet/Corton Charlemagne/Corton Vergennes 750 BOTTLE 120 120 3,200 - EP
2018 Hospices de Beaune / Rouget - Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru Cuvee Arthur Girard 1/4 Barrel 1/4 Barrel 1 1 77,760 - EP
2017 Hospices de Beaune / Etienne de Montille - Beaune 1er Cru Cuvee Dames Hospitaliere (Horoscope Series: Rooster)
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 750 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
750
Score
-
Location
EP
2017 Hospices de Beaune / Etienne de Montille - Beaune 1er Cru Cuvee Dames Hospitaliere (TFWE)
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 750 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
750
Score
-
Location
EP
2017 Hospices de Beaune / Etienne de Montille - Corton Blanc Grand Cru Cuvee Docteur Peste (Horoscope Series: Rooster)
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 1,500 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
1,500
Score
-
Location
EP
2017 Hospices de Beaune / Etienne de Montille - Corton Blanc Grand Cru Cuvee Docteur Peste (TFWE)
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 1,500 / BTL 72 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
72
Qty of btl
72
Btl price (HKD)
1,500
Score
-
Location
EP
2018 Hospices de Beaune / Lafarge - Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru Cuvee Arthur Girard
1/4 Barrel ml 1/4 Barrel EP HKD 63,360 / BTL 3 case available
Bottle size
1/4 Barrel
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
63,360
Score
-
Location
EP
2018 Hospices de Beaune / Lafarge - Volnay Santenots 1er Cru Cuvee Gauvain
1/4 Barrel ml 1/4 Barrel EP HKD 77,760 / BTL 2 case available
Bottle size
1/4 Barrel
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
77,760
Score
-
Location
EP
2017 Hospices de Beaune / Lucien Le Moine - Hospices Grand Cru (Echezeaux/Mazis Chambertin/Batard Montrachet/Corton Charlemagne/Corton Vergennes
750 ml BOTTLE EP HKD 3,200 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
3,200
Score
-
Location
EP
2018 Hospices de Beaune / Rouget - Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru Cuvee Arthur Girard
1/4 Barrel ml 1/4 Barrel EP HKD 77,760 / BTL 1 case available
Bottle size
1/4 Barrel
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
77,760
Score
-
Location
EP
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HK / HK storage; ready for delivery within 1-2 business days.
HK-Shop / available for in-store purchase in Sai Ying Pun.
HK Pre-arrival wines in transit to Hong Kong. Please contact us for arrival estimate.
En-Primeur / wines still in chateau; will arrange delivery to once wine is received in HK

The 2018 Hospices de Beaune

Excitement levels are running high throughout Burgundy in 2018 as the long fine summer has produced a bumper crop of potentially excellent quality in both colours. The exceptionally wet spring supplied enough water underground to keep the vines functioning throughout the protracted but not excessive heatwave which lasted the rest of the summer.

In fact the ease of access to water meant that after a longish winter, the vines kicked off their growing cycle very quickly when warmth returned in April. Though there were some storms in July, 2018 has proved otherwise to be a golden summer.

The Hospices de Beaune started harvesting in earnest on Thursday 30th August, having already picked their Pouilly-Fuissé which ripens early. Reds and whites were maturing nicely at the same time and the weather happily turned cooler for the harvest itself. Healthy grapes came in, and plenty of them – but without any difficulty in ripening.

Yields appear to be very similar to the generous crop of 2017 but the wines are expected to have a greater level of concentration. Winemaker Ludivine Griveau can see parallels with the exciting vintages of 2009 and 2015.

- Jasper Morris MW 2018 vintage review

Our 'shopping list' is always longer than what we end up buying because much too depends on the auction itself. Some wines make sense for quality, but get fought over in a bidding war in the auction, and then just don’t make sense - quality for price. This year - for us - this for the first time eliminated the grands crus

However two really great wines came through for us - the 2018 Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Cuvée Arthur Girard, which we all loved for its freshness, airiness and charm (see Jasper’s fuller note below), and the 2018 Volnay-Santenots 1er Cru Cuvée Gauvain, which was elegant, fine and very long on the palate. We also thought they made very good sense price-wise. We’re confident you would be pleased to have and to serve either of these for years to come. 

Here is our selection for 2018:

Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru, Cuvée Arthur Girard
To be tended by Frédéric Lafarge and Emmanuel Rouget respectively

Jasper Morris MW’s tasting note:
Medium deep crimson colour. This cuvée of Savigny has a particularly attractive bouquet, the fruit on the cusp of red and black, with some fresh cherry notes intertwined with some darker fruit. It encapsulates the elegance to which Savigny should aspire, and the finish is beautifully poised. It was one of the earlier cuvées to be picked, thus the elegance of the fruit.

Volnay-Santenots 1er Cru, Cuvée Gauvain
To be tended by Frédéric Lafarge

Jasper Morris MW’s tasting note:
Dense pure purple colour. There is a relatively soft nose as a result of completed malolactic fermentation. The fruit swamps the front of the palate and then continues through to a distinguished finish, with the correct support from the tannins typical of the predominantly clay soil in Les Santenots, and useful acidity. Note the fine persistent finish which rounds the wine out.

Buyers of Hospices de Beaune barrels have the privilege to put their name as buyer on the label. We have especially arranged that you can put your name on the label of just one quarter of a barrel quantity (72 bottles). You can put your name, the name of your 2018-born child, the name of a couple who got engaged or married in 2017, or who celebrated a significant anniversary, or you can put the name of your company for corporate gifts. We will arrange this for you as part of the service.

You can put -

  • Plain text (eg.Name, dates, etc) - which will be printed with Hospices de Beaune offical font & colour (black)
  • Chinese or other Asian text (eg. Name in Chinese or in other Asian language) - you can choose from 5 different fonts and will be printed in black or a colour of your choice.
  • Graphics (eg.Company logo, text written in calligraphy, etc) - which will be printed in 4C colour. For the best result, please provide your graphics in CMYK .ai/ .psb file (for logos), and high resolution graphics no lesser than 300 dpi. 

BACKGROUND Q&A


Q: What is the Hospices de Beaune? 

A: Dating back many centuries with a mission to take care of the poor, today this organization acts as both a charity in Burgundy, and a modern hospital. Vineyard land donations over the centuries make the Hospices a large wine domaine, but, uniquely, each year the Hospices de Beaune auctions off all its production in one day-long sale as young wine in barrel. 

 

Q: How do you get a barrel of Hospices de Beaune? 

A: By auction, which takes place on the third Sunday of each November, and the wine sold – by the barrel – is super young, coming from grapes picked the same year, so just a few weeks old. For decades only the Burgundy wine negociants themselves could go to this auction and buy the barrels of wine, but since 2005 Christie’s have been running it, so all Christie’s clients can participate. To buy at this auction you would still have to buy a whole barrel of the wine you want, organise for a Burgundy producer to take care of it for you and eventually bottle it. But through us, all this is taken care of for you.

 

Q: So, why buy Hospices de Beaune Burgundy?

A: Firstly, the wines are actually very decent. They are not as spectacular as the very best names in Burgundy, but the wines are good, deliciously drinkable and enjoyable, and age worthy too. The main reason to get involved is to have your own name on the label, and to support this great charity in the process.

Personally, I have been buying and serving these wines since 2007. I’ve been really happy with the wines

 

Q: If the wine in barrel is not ready to bottle, what happens next?

A: Harvest was in September, we bought your wine in November, and in January 2017 the wine went in barrel to Etienne de Montille (Beaune & Corton Blanc) or Louis-Michel Liger-Belair (Mazis-Chambertin). For the next year or so, tending to your wine will be his responsibility – changing the barrel if needed, topping up, racking, and finally bottling, will be down to him. We chose these leading Burgundy winemakers carefully, knowing from our experience of their cellars, and from their reputations that they are the best possible choices. Between January and April 2019, one of these elite winemakers will judge the best time to bottle your wine. Then, it will be ready for shipping to Hong Kong. We will take care of every step for you, delivering the wine to your home or cellar in Hong Kong.

 

Q: How can I personalise the label? 

A: Buyers of Hospices de Beaune barrels have the privilege to put their name as buyer on the label. We have especially arranged that you can put your name on the label of just one quarter of a barrel quantity (72 bottles). You can put your name, the name of your 2017-born child, the name of a couple who got engaged or married in 2017 or who celebrated a significant anniversary, or you can put the name of your company for corporate gifts. We will arrange this for you as part of the service. Read our Personalised Label section for more details.

 

Q: What makes these bottles special?

A: I have found over the years that these wines have provided a lot of fun – both opening at family gatherings, parties, and so on, and seeing the wine’s evolution in bottle. They’ve made perfect gifts too. You may choose to do the same, or you may wish to mark the occasion of the birth of a child, a marriage, an anniversary, and engagement, and so on. This is ideal as you will have a wine to enjoy and to keep, and it will have your name (or the child’s name, or the couple’s names) printed officially on the label.