Les Beaux Monts

Les Beaux Monts is a premier cru vineyard of the Vosne-Romanée appellation in the Côte de Nuits subregion of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or heartland. This vineyard, like most of its neighbors on this part of the Côte d’Or, is planted entirely to Pinot Noir, making a full-bodied yet elegant wine with ripe fruit characters.

The 11.4 hectare (28.1 acre) vineyard, also sometimes written “Beaumonts”, is a patchwork straddling the commune boundaries of Flagey-Echezeaux and Vosne-Romanée (convention dictates that wines from the former are labeled as the latter) at the western (upper mid-slope) end of the vineyard belt on the of the Côte d’Or hillside.

Portion in Echezeaux Grand Cru
Just over 1.2 hectares (three acres) of the lieu-dit “Les Beaux Monts Bas” at the lower, eastern, end of the vineyard is actually classified as grand cru and forms part of the wider Echezeaux vineyard, which it also borders to the north and east.

Other sections of Les Beaux Monts
At the top end of the vineyard, to the east, are the lieu-dits of “Les Hauts Beaux Monts” and “Les Beaux Monts Hauts”, a small portion of which, at the very top of the slope, is classified at village-level, or basic Vosne-Romanée. This portion makes up nearly 1.8 hectares (4.4 acres).

Another climat (another term for a named vineyard) at the very northeast of the wider Beaux Monts vineyard is a another village-level section called Beaux Monts Haut Rougeots. As its name implies, it sits above the Rougeots, or Les Rouges, section of the Echezeaux vineyard.

To the south lies the Premier Cru vineyard of Aux Brulees that straddles the D109 road, coming down the hill and winding its way into the village of Vosne itself.

Les Beaux Monts Hauts and Bas
Les Beaux Monts’ position covers both the steeper mid-slope of the Côte d’Or and the flatter, lower-lying land. Indeed, the wider Beaux Monts vineyard is itself often divided into Les Beaux Monts Hauts – roughly 3.6 hectares (8.8 acres) – and Les Beaux Monts Bas (7.8 hectares/19 acres).