Production area

”Hautes-Côtes” refers to a regional appellation that is grown in 48 villages in Burgundy. The Hautes-Côtes region runs behind and parallel to Burgundy’s “Côte des Grands Crus” at high altitudes (300 to 400 m as opposed to 250 to 350 m), which gives it its name “Hautes” meaning “high”. The Hautes-Côtes de Beaune cover a surface area of 800 hectares, of which 112 are planted with white grapes.


Located west of and parallel to the Côte de Beaune, the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune are made up of higher hills, interspersed with faults, resulting in a diverse landscapes and agricultural activities. The vineyards are often found at the end of logging roads where a few rows of vines planted on a hillside between the woods and meadows seek out the sun. What also makes the Hautes-Côtes unique is the original way in which the vines are grown – high and wide – making them less sensitive to frost than low-trained vines.


100% Chardonnay

Tasting notes

COLOUR : beautiful yellow color with slightly strawish nuances with pale gold highlights.
NOSE : The aromas of white flowers mixed with honey and recall gingerbread.
PALATE: It is as elegant as it is enjoyable and retain the freshness of the grape without excessive sweetness.

Vinification and maturing

In thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks followed by 8 months of barrel ageing with a proportion of 15% new oak.

Food and wine pairing

Its youth and vivacity go well with snails. It will enhance simple foods such as delicate fish dishes or stir-fries. When a little older, its increased roundness and density will bring out the best from richer dishes such as fish in sauce or crustaceans. Cheeses : Bleu de Bresse, goat cheeses, and cheeses of the Gruyère family.

Serving suggestions

10 to 13°C.

Ageing potential

Between 3 to 5 years.

Ropiteau Frères since 1848


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