Les Vins du Clair Obscur, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune 2019
Hautes Côtes de Beaune 2019. This new cuvée from a plot located on the Volnay plateau. The viness are 40 years old, on limestone soil surrounded by a forest. Vinified in whole bunches like all the red wines of the estate. This terroir brings a lot of floral notes, red berry freshness is matched to a spicy savoury profile, that is wonderfully matched with great structure and body. Moreish!
'This story started in the ‘60s when the family planted some vines purely for personal consumption. Since then Pierre Clair runs the day-to-day in parallel with working at the prestigious biodynamic property Domaine de Marquis as a “chef de Culture”. He was previously doing this at Domaine de Montille. The philosophy of Pierre is simple, he vinifies using whole bunches, old barriques and without additives. Recently they have added a few more wines to their line-up utilising negoce grapes to extend their offering and experiment with new wines. A genuine rising star in less well- known appellation.'
- Brix Fine Wines