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 Nuits cover a surface area of 698,57 hectares of which 122,35 hectares are planted with white 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 Nuits, the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits 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% Chardonnay

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 : Beautifully intense yellow gold in colour.
NOSE :
Highly expressive, rather exuberant and seductive, with hints of vanilla oakiness. A touch of honey and white blossoms with a hint of citrus.
PALATE
: Delicate and aromatic, well-balanced and full. Its richness and hints of oak bear witness to its time spent in barrels.

Food and wine pairing

Ideal for serving with hot starters, fis hand shellfish, deli meats and strong cheeses. May also be enjoyed as an aperitif to whet the appetite.

Serving suggestions

12°C

Ageing potential

4 to 7 years

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