Hautes Côtes de Nuits
  • Terroir :
    "This regional appellation was created in 1961. In the Côte-d'Or it extends over 20 communes, and wines must be inspected and approved before the appellation can be awarded. It overlooks the Côte de Gevrey-Chambertin to the Bois de Corton. Our grapes come from high-trained vines in the commune of Villars la Faye."
  • Vinification & Elevage :
    "These grapes are harvested by hand and placed in small crates to prevent the bunches being compacted. For our red wines, the grapes arriving at the vat room pass over a sorting table and are sorted before being loaded into the vinification vat. We immediately carry out a ""cold pre-fermentation"" maceration which, by cooling the vat to 10°C, optimises the extraction of the grapes' natural flavours and oxygenates the must. We favour long vatting with daily cap-punching for 8-10 days to facilitate the extraction of the tannins and colours. Lastly, the final maceration lasts 3-5 days, while the must macerates gently at a controlled temperature to develop greater finesse and aromas. This is followed by ageing for 12 months in oak barrels, 15% of which are lightly-heated new barrels."
  • Commentaries by our oenologist :
    Just the right amount of body, and pleasant tannins once matured.
  • Food pairing :
    This wine goes perfectly with sweet/savoury dishes. It is the ideal accompaniment for duck fillet with honey or rabbit with prunes.
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