Hautes Cotes de Nuits ‘Les Dames Huguettes’
This is a wine made from carefully handpicked fruit vinified in Albert Bichot’s gravity-fed winery in their special temperature controlled conical oak vats. The temperature is kept cool at the beginning of the fermentation to control the speed and to extract fresh cherry, strawberry, and currant fruit flavours from the Pinot Noir. Towards the end of fermentation to temperature is raised to aid the extraction of colour and tannin from the grapes and give some body to the wine and so provide it with structural balance on the palate. The wine is aged in oak for just under a year. The nose shows strawberries and a hint of eucalyptus. This is a lighter and approachable style of wine that will be at its best in its youth and is a perfect introduction to the red wines of Burgundy.
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