BourgogneHautes-Côtes de Beaune
- Grape varietyPinot Noir
- Average vine age 25 years
- SoilClay and limestone
- Average yield50 hl/ha
- HarvestHand picked
- Cellaring Potential3-5 years
- Serving temperature 14-15°
- The appellation, officially granted in 1961, comprises of 12 communes of the Hautes Côtes district plus the upper portions of 10 communes lying in the Côte de Beaune. In the Saône-et-Loire, it spreads over four communes of the Hautes Côtes as well as on the heights of three communes of the Côte de Beaune. The boundary between the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune and the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits runs through Magny-Iès-Villers.
- FermentationTraditional in open vats
- Ageing10 to 12 months ageing in stainless steel vats and oak barrels
- BarrelsLouis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
- Tasting NoteThis Hautes-Côtes de Beaune has a deep ruby red colour with a seductive nose of undergrowth and strawberry. On the palate it is a round, fresh wine with notes of spices, strawberry and blackcurrant. A long finish.
- Food PairingGrilled meat - charcuterie - meat terrine - cheese
- Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune 2018, 88/100, James Suckling
A simple red with plum and orange-peel aromas and flavors. Medium body. Drink now.
- Bourgogne-Hautes Côtes de Beaune 2018 - Burghound.com, Allen Meadows - Spring 2020 - "Nicely detailed"
The nose features the essence of various red berries, earth and a whiff of spice. There is better verve to the nicely detailed and lightly stony middle weight flavors that offer depth and persistence on the firm saline-inflected finale.