Each year, on the third weekend of November, Beaune plays host to the world's most famous charity wine sale. Professionals, connoisseurs and wine lovers come together for festivities, the epitome of pure Burgundy tradition.
Beaune and its hospices (charitable institution) have been passing on the singular taste of the grapes of Burgundy since the 15th century. These highly sought-after wines are drunk around the world and this is largely thanks to the internationally renowned annual charity auction.
The Loppin family, of which several members have over time made donations to the Hôtel-Dieu as well as to the Hospice de la Charité, wrote itself very early into the history of the Hospices de Beaune.
Half of this Cuvee comes from Premier Cru Les Cras and the other from a village vineyard, Les Criots. The quantity of wine available will be limited for several years, following the recent uprooting of vines in Les Criots.