claudenouveauhcdbvvThis wine is vinified using the same methods as the greatest of burgundy reds. The grapes are totally destemmed.

The structure of our Hautes Côtes de Beaune Rouge Vieilles Vignes 2009 is such that it can be aged for 5 to 10 years, depending on the vintage.

Varietal : Pinot noir

Classification : Regional appellation « Hautes Côtes de Beaune » since 1961.

Terroir : Clay and marly limestone soil located at an altitude of 500 metres on a west-facing slope.

Vineyard surface area : 11 acres

Age of vines : Average of 45 years old.

Vinification : Hand-harvested followed by total destemming. Cold pre-fermentation and extraction of the must by racking (délestage). Traditional alcohol fermentation from 15 to 18 days.

Ageing : 18 months in vats before bottling. No filtering or finings.

Wine-tasting notes : Purple robe with violet nuances.

Nose : fruity (wild cherry and raspberry) which in time will move on to blackcurrent, liquorice and a hint of spice.

Harmonious, well-structured palate, flattering and elegant on red berry persistence.

Serving suggestions : White meats, curried veal, pork filet mignon, terrines, poultry and French mildly sweet cheese (fresh époisse or brillat savarin).

Serving temperature : 14 to 16°c (57 to 60° F).