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Domaine J.F. Coche-Dury Hospice De Beaune Volnay 'Cuvée Général Muteau' 1er Cru
This Cuvée is made up from 5 superbly-placed Volnay Premier Cru, En Caillerets, Carelle Sous la Chapelle, Frémiets, Taillepieds and Le Village. Domaine J.F. Coche-Dury purchased 3 barrels.
All the Volnay cuvées had gone through their malolactic fermentation at the time of tasting, and this cuvée was harder to judge than most. It was in fact the first to be picked as the grapes had ripened very well in their respective vineyards. Bright purple in colour, the nose has some post-malolactic green apple notes. There is also lively raspberry fruit, excellent intensity, but the overall composition of the wine is a little bit hard to judge. Jasper Morris MW
Paul-Jules Muteau (1856-1927) was a distinguished cavalry officer, who was promoted to Général in 1914 and became staff officer of Général Foch during World War I. He was also a Member of the Légion d’Honneur (Grand Croix). He bequeathed an important estate to the Hôtel-Dieu in 1926, including the Domaine of Laborde-au-Château alongside many donations to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Hospices Beaune
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