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Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits

The Vineyard

Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits is a marriage of grapes from two communes: Magny-lès-Villers plot "Le Perchy" and Villers-la-Faye plots "Sous le Mont" and "La Flie".

Area

1.22 ha

Altitude and exposure

La Flie: 330 m, South facing // Sous Le Mont: 355 m, East facing // Le Perchy: 340 m, South facing

Soil

Silty clay with plenty of limestone.

Grape variety

71% Chardonnay, average age 40 years, Guyot trained // 29% Pinot Blanc, average age 60 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 fermentation.

Elevage

50%-70% in new oaks 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 5000 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

White flesh fruits, lychees and white flowers

Palate

Full, round and generous with a good weight and a smooth ripe structure. The fresh aromas carry through to the finish.

The Service

Service temperature

10°C

Aeration

Ideally serve in Burgundy glasses.

Potential Guard

10 years

Food and wine pairing

Delicious with starters, terrine, pâté, as well as raw fish or shellfish. An older wine will accompany very well a foie gras, white fish dish or cheeses.