2013
Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune

Pinot Noir
Description

 

The Hautes-Côtes de Beaune region begins after Corgoloin with a depth of 5km, and extend southwards for almost 30km to the little village of Chassey-le Camp, close to Chagny. The soil types vary and the altitude ranges from 350 to 500m. Many of the little valleys are composed mostly of clay, which suits the Pinot Noir well. The profile of these two parcels comes close to our idea of perfection – here are the
principle characteristics: The first particularity is that they contain short vines (10000 per hectare). They are also old (50 years) and so naturally less vigorous. In fact these vines have not been fertilised for several years. The yields per hectare are very low (30hl/ha) despite legislation allowing for 60hl/ha! There is only need to top the vines once a year, whereas in other parcels five is sometimes needed. In addition one of them is being converted to organic principles. The trellising is “Cordon de Royat”, which is definitely the most interesting. Lastly grass grows naturally amongst the rows to ‘force' the vines to produce very concentrated grapes

Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IL, MI, MT, VA, IA, LA, MO or WV.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: 

A brilliant ruby with a dazzling intensity.

Aroma: 

A very attractive nose with notes of cassis, vanilla and spices.
 

Palate: 

Superb body, worthy of a village of the Côte, the tannins encompass the
mature aromas.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

A tardy but typically Burgundian vintage! With harvests in October once again, sorting the grapes was key to the success of this vintage. After 10 days of picking and around a month of vinification, the wines began ageing in oak at the end of October. Some excellent acidity foretells of wines with good keeping potential for both whites and reds.

Tech Notes
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Harvest Date: Oct. 10th 2013
  • Aging:
    • 100% for 17 Months in French oak barrels
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Roasted farm rabbit, Coq Au Vin, deer with a Grand Veneur sauce
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses
SKU:
1JBBHBR313
$28