"Excellent" by Bill Nanson, Burgundy critic
The vineyards of the the Hautes Côtes-de-Nuits cover the well-exposed slopes of the hills that dominate the 'Côte' at an average altitude of between 300 and 400 metres. The soils are a mix of stones, clay and limestone.
Cristal clear dark red cherry color.
Intense aromas of fresh red berries, with elegant notes of spices Lively in the mouth, with a good tannic structure and an elegant, persistent finish.
Pairs well with all meals, but especially with strong tasting meats, like small game meat. Also pairs perfectly with mildly strong cheeses.
SERVICE TEMPERATURE AND AGEING
Wine to be served around 16°C.
This wine is ready to drink, but will benefit from an ageing of 2 to 4 years.
The Hautes-Côtes vineyard covers very well exposed hillsides situated around 400m in altitude. The soils are stony, clayey overlying limestone patches.
Manual harvest with grape sorting before the vinification and full destemming of the grapes. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks, with a slight maturation in oak barrel.