Domaine Nicolas Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc 2021

Traditional Price €40
WineSpark Price €26.78
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Mylène 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.

Wine type White
Grape(s) Chardonnay
Country France
Region of origin Bourgogne
Appellation Hautes Côtes de Beaune
Vintage 2020
Alcohol % 13
Oak? Yes
Months in Oak 12 months
Type of Oak French (with 15% new oak barrels)
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 30 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 300 meters
Soil type(s) Clay/chalk
Closure Type Cork 
Is this wine organic? No
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? Yes
Ageing potential 5 - 6 years
Ideal drinking window 2023

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

Based on 10 reviews
Giles Brennand (Dublin)
Full and crisp

Really enjoyed it

Thrilled you enjoyed it, Giles!

Jo (Dublin)
Yum 😋

Just had this with Sunday dinner. Not a wine expert, so can only say yum!

The perfect Sunday dinner accompaniment!

Anthony (Lucan)
😋 yum

Buttery rounded bliss worth double the price!

Super review, thanks Anthony!

Geraldine Hanlon (Dublin)
Very nice burgundy at a great price

Goes very well with black sole.

Thanks Geraldine I'm delighted to hear that! Cheers Eamon

Edwin Teehan (Dublin)
Lovely white Burgundy’s

Smashing with prawns

noel storey (Dublin)
Terrific value.

The oak on the nose is a little strong, however the palate delivers a great quaffing wine, it has good body, well balanced & a decent length. Burgundy is getting so expensive, and this is great value.

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.

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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