BourgogneHautes-Côtes de Beaune
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.
Altitude and exposure
En Foigery: 355 m, South facing // Les Castaings: 415 m, South and East facing
Chalky clay soil, often from muddy limestones, with slopes covered by limestone scree
Pinot Noir, average age 60 years, Guyot trained
10 000 vines / hectare, on low trellising
Minimal bilogical intervention
Hand-picked at optimum ripeness, the grapes are then sorted, 100% destemmed and put into vats. Fermentation, in contact with the skins, lasts between 20 and 25 days. After racking, pressing and settling, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation before being aged between 18 at 20 months in barrel. The wine is then racked before being bottled, unfiltered.
30% in new oak barrels
Average 5 000 bottles per annum
75cl bottles. For larger sizes contact the Domaine at the beginning of the year.
Crisp, fresh red fruits with a chalky note
Fresh linear fruit initially, medium weight on the middle palate with a smooth, subtle finish.
Open 5 minutes before tasting. Ideally served in tulip glasses.
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.