Domaine Nicolas Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc 2020

Traditional Price €30
WineSpark Price €18.16
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Mylene tells me Hautes-Cotes de Beaune is the best value appellation in Burgundy. And upon tasting this, you’d find it hard to disagree.

The 50-year old Chardonnay vineyards are situated high up on south-facing slopes - so you get great flavour in the grapes but also freshness from the elevation. The soils are clay-limestone - which gives the fruit a lovely and subtle complexity.

Then in the winery the wine is aged for 10 months in a mixture of new and old French oak which gives the wine a gorgeous nutty, oatmeal character. 

Everyone goes nuts for Macon - but this further north and is fresher, rounder, better balanced.

This is just textbook Burgundy Chardonnay at an amazing price.

Type

White

Grape(s)

Chardonnay 100%

Country

France

Region of origin

Bourgogne

Appellation

Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune 

Vintage

2019

Alcohol %

13

Oak?

Yes, 10 months

Type of Oak

French (with 20% new oak)

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

 

Average age of vines

40 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

350 meters

Soil type(s)

Clay/Chalk

Closure Type

Cork 

Is this wine organic?

No

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

Yes

Suitable for vegans?

No

Ageing potential (years)

4 - 5 years

Finding value in Burgundy is like finding a needle in a haystack. Luckily for you, I have connections with their finger on the pulse of young, upcoming producers and that is how Domaine Nicolas came to my attention.

The Nicolas family has been making the wine here since the French Revolution - Mylene and Benoit are the 6th generation to make the stuff.

Read more about Mylene & Benoit

Trout En Papillote cooked in white wine and vegetables.

 

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Customer Reviews

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Cormac O'Brien (Dublin)
This is very very good for the price.

I got it for my wife with the Christmas dinner. Had to try it myself obviously. I've had Burgundy Chardonnay with prestigious names that I dont think I enjoyed more than this.

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Carmel Lehane (Dublin)
Really liked this wine

Drank it NYE. Initially found it more acidic than I had expected for a chardonnay, but it mellowed out beautifully and was perfect with smoked salmon starter.

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Grace Kelly (Dublin)
Best white wine this Christmas

I bought some of this after reading John Wilson’s IT review. I loved it. Almost always enjoy Chardonnay so I wasn’t surprised but it was delicious and crisp and we really enjoyed it. Was gorgeous alone or with smoked salmon or light cheeses. I was surprised to also get a couple of bottles of its sister wine (the Aligote) in my order. I didn’t notice until we opened them at Christmas lunch and my first thought was that this wasn’t a Chardonnay! Also enjoyable but not a patch on the Chardonnay.

Hi Grace, thank you for the amazing review! I'm so sorry you got the wrong bottles, I'll drop you an email to sort now. Cheers Eamon

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Tom Cotter (Crosshaven)
Got to be a thumbs down for me....

Had high expectations for this wine but the acidity is a tad mouth puckering. In contrast the nose is quite inviting. I think I will have to open another white tonight!!!!

Tom

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