Ludivine Griveau: Créatrice de Millésimes | Hospices de Beaune | A Life Less Ordinary

Beaune | 19 November 2023

Ludivine Griveau, Chief winemaker of the Domaine of the Hospices de Beaune takes us through the art of Winemaking using nature and the insatiable creative force of her team. An heritage dating back from centuries which makes the whole region proud.

The 163rd edition of the annual Hospices de Beaune wine sale on Sunday, 19 November will present a total of 51 different cuvées of the 2023 vintage produced from vineyards across the Hospices’ 60-hectare holdings, now in its third and final year of organic conversion. These 51 cuvées will be divided into 753 lots: 574 barrels of red wines and 179 barrels of white wines. With the addition of the unique Presidents’ Barrel and 16 barrels of eaux de vie, this year’s sale comprises 770 barrels in total.

Funds raised from the sale will be used to finance major new structural projects in 2024. These include the construction of a new hospital building to replace the first building of the modern era which dates to 1971 (due to open in four years), the rebuilding of the hospital in Seurre, the renewal of hospital equipment with cutting edge technology, and a modernisation of the winery.

Distinguishing this year’s Charity barrel is not only the wine within – a Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru – but also the material with which it was made: the wood of an oak tree used to restore the spire of Notre Dame in Paris.

These exceptional wines will be on sale on the 19th of November in Beaune.

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