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BourgogneHautes-Côtes de Nuits

The Vineyard

Grapes grown in the commune of Magny-lès-Villers, plots "Les Mailles", "La Flie", and "Sous le Mont" join together with grapes from the commune of Villers-la-Faye, plot "Les Chasserots", to produce the Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits.

Area

2.37 ha

Altitude and exposure

Villers-la-Faye: 345 m, facing South / Southeast // Magny-lès-Villers: 340 m, facing South / Southeast

Soil

Dark brown chalky clay soil containing limestone cobbles

Grape variety

Pinot Noir, average age 50 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 about 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 9300 bottles per annum

Format

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

The Tasting

Color

Brilliant ruby

Aromatic

Ripe forest fruits with a hint of chalkiness

Palate

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

The Service

Service temperature

15-16°C

Aeration

Open 5-10 minutes before tasting. Ideally, serve in Burgundy glasses.

Potential Guard

5 to 8 years

Food and wine pairing

Ideal with grilled or sautéed red meats, as well as duck. When young, also delightful with shellfish and red fleshed fish (mullet, tuna Atlantic Bonito).