Domaine Dubois, Hautes-Cotes de Nuits, Burgundy, France 2018
Brother and sister Béatrice and Raphaël Dubois are fourth generation winemakers based in Premeaux-Prissey, close to Nuits Saint Georges. This cuvée comes from their 0.8 hectare parcel of vines over on the Hautes-Côtes.
Brisk and lively Chardonnay, sparingly oaked. Citrus fruit with honeysuckle and hawthorn. Lovely balance with a lingering minerally finish. Exactly the sort of fresh but characterful white Burgundy that I love, this is drinking beautifully now but can age for a further 2 years.
Hautes-Côtes de Nuits.
The Hautes-Côtes de Nuits AOC is in the famous Côte d'Or department of northern Burgundy. To the north east is Chablis, and to the south, the Côte de Beaune, then the Côte Chalonnaise and further down, the Mâconnais.
Offered: August 2021
Vintage report: Plenty of rain during the winter served the vines well during a long, hot summer. The result was a high quality, bumper crop.
Drinking window: 2021 - 2023
Food matching: Roast chicken, simple fish dishes, soft, creamy cheeses.