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 802,57 hectares, of which 663,58 are planted with red grapes.

Origins

Some vineyards are appealing solely based on the way they look. Such is the case for the Hautes-Côtes. 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.

Varietal

100% Pinot Noir

Vinification and maturing

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

Tasting notes

COLOUR : Brillant, light ruby red.
NOSE : 
Elegant, scents of alcohol-preserved fruits, cherries and sloe berries.
PALATE :
Well-structured with predominant cherry flavours. Fleshy and firm, this wine shows good acidity with some hints of rhubarb.

Food and wine pairing

The ideal accompaniment to grilled or roasted red meats, feathered game, as well as to all but the strongest of cheeses.

Serving suggestions

15 to 16°C

Ageing potential

4 to 7 years

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