The Wines

Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune

Hautes-Côtes de Beaune is the appellation (AOC) for wines from anywhere in Hautes Côtes de Beaune, Côte d’Or.
The Hautes Côtes de Beaune dominate the west of the slopes of Beaune, from Maranges to Ladoix-Serrigny, at an altitude of 280 to 450 metres.
The white wine vineyard covers 112 hectares. The Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) was created officially in 1961.
There is a succession of hills and valleys with lower slopes of nacreous limestone, on the slopes there is limestone with chert and on the hilltops clay and hard limestone.

Our Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune (White)

 Area: 3 hectares
Grape variety : Chardonnay
Density: 10,000 vines per hectare
Age of the vines: 15 years on average
Exposure: on a slope100 to 150 m above the Pommard valley. Its south to south east facing slope provides excellent exposure to the sun.
Soil: reddish, stony marl.
Harvest: mechanical
Production: 20,000 bottles
Laying down time: 2 to 5 years

Vinification

Pressing: The juice is extracted using a pneumatic press and clarified. 50% of the must is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and 50% in 228 and 500 litre vats. The assemblage produces complex wines that are not very oaky and highly perfumed.
Ageing: 10 months

Tasting

A wine with slight nuances of straw with pale gold lights. The aromas of white flowers combine with honey, a great complex aroma. In the mouth, the elegance is sure, pleasant, retaining the freshness of the grape variety without becoming too rich.

Gastronomy

It goes very well with snails, stir-fry vegetables, fish in sauce.
Cheeses: goat’s cheese and Gruyère style cheeses.
Serving temperature: 10 to 13°C