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BourgogneHautes-Côtes de Beaune

The Vineyard

The grapes producing the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune are grown on the "Les Vallerots" plot in the commune of Magny-lès-Villers.

Area

1,01 ha

Altitude

345 m

Exposition

Southeast facing

Soil

Silty clay and extensive deposits of limestone

Grape variety

70% Chardonnay (average age 50 years), Guyot trained // 30% Pinot Blanc (average age 50 years), Guyot trained

Density

10 000 vines / hectare on low trellising

Cultural method

Minimal chemical intervention

The Cellar

Picked by hand at peak maturity, the grapes are carefully sorted and gently pressed. After settling, the must is racked off its lees and into barrels for the fermentations.

Elevage

50-70% in new oak barrels, 30-50% in old oak barrels of one vintage for 12 to 16 months on the lees. No fining, a single racking and a light filtration before bottling.

Production

Average 4 000 bottles per annum

Format

75cl bottles. For larger sizes contact the Domaine at the beginning of the year.

The Tasting

Color

Bright, clear gold

Aromatic

Hint of nuts, with notes of bee's wax after several years in bottle

Palate

Round, fulsome and generous on the middle palate, with weight and attractive mouth-feel. Ripeness and fine acidity on the finish.

The Service

Service temperature

10°C

Aeration

For best tasting results serve in Burgundy glasses.

Potential Guard

10 years

Food and wine pairing

Delicious with vegetable starters, summer salads and raw fish carpaccio.