Hautes-Côtes de Nuits "La Roche"

Story

The wine
This soil with a good proportion of limestone offers always some wine with a good freshness. It’s not a wine to age for a long time because the altitude never gives a big density but more some fresh fruit and flowers.
The grapes are always picked at least 1 week later after the harvest in the Côtes de Nuits to have a good maturity.
The vintage
1786 bottles have been produced for the vintage 2018.
Location
1.28 ha planted in 1978.
It is located on the highest hillside of Nuits-Saint-Georges, in the village of Bevy, at an altitude of 400 meters.
Terroir
This soil is mainly composed of Chaille type limestone. It is a stone composed of a flint core and a limestone. The slope is oriented at 20% to the southeast.
This soil which contains a good proportion of limestone always offers a good freshness for wine. It is not a wine that needs to be aged for a long time because the altitude never gives a great density but rather aromas of fresh fruits and flowers.
We always pick the grapes about 1 week after the harvest in the Côtes de Nuits to have a good maturity.
Vinification
Harvesting is manual and entirely destemmed.
3 weeks of fermentation with a very moderate intervention.
20% new barrels are used for an aging period of 18 months.
Varietals
Pinot Noir : 100%

Advice

Tasting notes
This soil, which contains a good proportion of limestone, always offers us wines with a good freshness. The nose is expressive with aromas of fresh red fruits and leather. The palate is balanced with a nice length and a touch of cocoa.