Domaine Nicolas Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Rouge 'En Château' 2021

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Given the phenomenal success of Mylène and Benoit’s Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc, I was eager to see what the red would taste like. And I wasn’t disappointed.

Hautes-Côtes de Beaune is the perfect appellation to try if you’re looking for an easy-drinking Burgundy that doesn’t break the bank.

The grapes are picked from 60 year-old vines from a small vineyard called ‘En Château’. The wine is then aged for 12 months in a combination of French and American oak - sacrilege for this part of France!

But it gives the wine a lovely smoothness and power, which will get better and better with age over the next few years.

Wine type Red
Grape(s) Pinot Noir
Country France
Region of origin Bourgogne
Appellation Hautes Côtes de Beaune
Vintage 2020
Alcohol % 13.5
Oak? Yes
Months in Oak 12
Type of Oak French and American (with 15% new oak barrels)
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 50 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   9 - 10 years
Ideal drinking window 2025

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

I enjoyed this at the winery with a classic Burgundian ‘working lunch’ - lots of terrines, cheeses, cured ham and bread. Mylène cracked open a bottle of this and it was heavenly!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Keith Hoare (Dublin)

An utter delight. Bright red fruits, a lot of freshness and vibrancy. Stunning.

B.D. (Cork)
Nice, relatively light wine with lots of fruit

This wine has a lot going on for such a relatively light wine, albeit 13.5%.
For me it is the ideal mix of flavour and strength.
A lot of wines seem to be getting more fortified, this is a nice alternative to that.

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