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
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.
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.
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.