~Les Dames Huguettes~
Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes De Nuits
Link to the wine producer’s site for your viewing pleasure (also in english)
From the site, about this domaine/wine: Purple and brilliant, with a good foundation. This is a full-bodied wine with a tannic backbone and a certain wildness. Aged in oak barrels, it comes from one of the most renowned climats situated on the Nuits-Saint-Georges slopes only a few metres away from the premiers crus.”
The Domaine: The family domaine “Guy Pierre JEAN & Fils” is situated in the small village of Aloxe-Corton. The estate extends over 14 hectares in the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits districts and produces red wines from Pinot Noir grapes and whites from Chardonnay. It includes over 7 ha in the Hautes Côtes de Nuits lieu-dit “Dames Huguettes” (one of the best parcels as it neighbours the Nuits Saint Georges Premiers Crus). The coat of arms bears the house initials and is easy to recognise: it displays a hunting horn, a boar’s head, oak leaves and two daggers.
The Producers: The domaine has been managed by the two sons of the family, Fabrice and Thierry, since 1991. These two young viticulturists use modern vinification methods combined with traditional practices and are totally focused on achieving the highest levels of quality.
Vinification: Vinification of the red wines takes place in oak vats after the grapes have been manually sorted. The wine is then matured in oak barrels (1/3 in new oak) for 14 to 18 months.The white wines are vinified in the traditional way: fermentation, lees stirring and oak ageing
Production area:– 12 ha, red wines – 2 ha, white wines
Production: 80.000 bottles/year
Please don’t mind the water stains on the glass…
A very typical color for Burgundy wines. To me, a very garnet-esque meets magenta color.
Time for a “sniffy sniff” as Gary Vaynerchuk would say…
It is good to sniff 3 times at least. Like dogs do to each other.
It smells like a bowl of cherries that has been sitting in the tack room of a horse stable. So basically light cherry smell, with some earth, hay, leather tones. A little horsieness for good measure! Might sound bizarre but it is sooooooooooooo lovely!!
Yup, very very lovely!
Now lets do a little tastey….
Don’t forget to ‘chew’ you wine. (like you swish mouth wash)
Allow some air to come in so you can really get all the flavors!
One more tastey…
A little more swishy….
Survey says…. WOW!!!!!!!! Such an amazing balance! I really love Burgundy wines! It is light, silky and smooth! I taste the cherries a bit more now, and with a finish of leather/hay/animal, slight acidic bite at the end which is just enough! It is like the last cherry in the bowl that has enough kick in it to leave a lasting impression!! This leaves my mouth in total Zen….my mouth is meditating as we speak, maybe a little yoga mixed in with it too. I can hear it chanting “Ohmmmm.” Overall, I love this wine, will def. buy it again and like so many Burgundy wines and other world Pinot Noirs, a perfect wine to pair with almost anything! Tonight I paired it with Fancy Joes (A fancier version of sloppy joes)!! Mmmmmmm!!!
The Ceci Sipper