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BourgogneHautes-Côtes de Beaune

The Vineyard

Grapes for the Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune are grown on two plots, "En Foigery" and "Les Castaings", in the commune of Magny-lès-Villers.

Area

1,01 ha

Altitude and exposure

En Foigery: 355 m, South facing // Les Castaings: 415 m, South and East facing

Soil

Chalky clay soil, often from muddy limestones, with slopes covered by limestone scree

Grape variety

Pinot Noir, average age 60 years, Guyot trained

Density

10 000 vines / hectare, on low trellising

Cultural method

Organic Culture

The Cellar

Harvested by hand and at maturity, the grapes are then sorted, 100% destemmed and put in vats. The wines are cooled to around 10°C. The vatting lasts between 20 and 25 days with alternating punching down and pumping over according to the tastings. After devatting, pressing and settling, the wine is sung to make its malolactic fermentation and begin aging for 18 months. A single racking and no filtration before bottling.

Elevage

2/3 of the appellation in barrels with a maximum of 20% new barrels. 1/3 in sandstone vats. Then 4 to 6 months in bulk in stainless steel vats.

Production

Average 5 000 bottles per annum

Format

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

The Tasting

Color

Brilliant ruby

Aromatic

Crisp, fresh red fruits with a chalky note

Palate

Fresh linear fruit initially, medium weight on the middle palate with a smooth, subtle finish.

The Service

Service temperature

15-16°C

Aeration

Open 5 minutes before tasting. Ideally served in tulip glasses.

Potential Guard

5 to 8 years

Food and wine pairing

Delicious alongside white meat dishes with tangy red fruit sauces, also goes beautifully with shellfish and red fleshed fish such as mullet, Atlantic bonito and tuna.