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Hautes Côtes de Beaune 2012, Maison Hervé Kerlann, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune

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Hautes Côtes de Beaune 2012 - Maison Hervé Kerlann, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune

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The opinion of the sommelier

Burgundy’s red wines arefascinating : they all are elaborated with the same grape variety and yet they offer an astonishing diversity. This is due to the unique diversity of terroirs in the region. This Hautes Côtes de Beaune displays beautiful aromas of raspberry and rose delicately enhanced by a gentle acidity and very thin tannins. However, pinot noir is a fragile and demanding variety : do not hesitate to aerate it several hours before service so it fully displays its bouquet. 

 

Terroir

Long strip bordering Côte de Beaune’s villages on the west, Hautes Côtes de Beaune are a succession of hills and valleys. Thus, vines are all planted on slopes which allow them to benefit from a good exposure to sun and wind. It ensures a good level of ripeness, which is very important in such a northern region, and keeps the wine healthy, also very important for pinot noir, a noticeably fragile grape variety.

lecepage Grape variety

In Burgundy, all the great white wines come from chardonnay and all the red from pinot noir. But if chardonnay is robust and can be planted virtually everywhere, pinot noir is different. Indeed, pinot needs sun to develop its aromas but not too much heat. Moreover, it needs wind to remain healthy. Therefore, pinot enjoys sloppy northern region, like Burgundy and Champagne where it is widely grown !

lemillesime Vintage

2012 in Burgundy was hard on the grapes, but not on the wines ! Indeed, a high level of humidity during spring gave the grapes the water it needs but helped diseases to spread. A part of the harvest was lost. Then, during summer, hail destroyed more of the harvest. Fortunately, August was mainly sunny and the berries ripened. Eventually, the remaining grapes were as good as they were rare. 

lerecoltant A winemaker, a family

In Burgundy, most estates go from one generation to another. But not all the time ! Indeed, Hervé Kerlann comes from a Family of… Bordeaux’s wine merchants ! However, it’s in Beaune that Hervé chose to keep on developing the Family’s business, notably buying Château de Laborde in 1998 from Hospices de Beaune.
 
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This Hautes Côtes de Beaune displays beautiful aromas of raspberry and rose delicately enhanced by a gentle acidity and very thin tannins.

 
 
  • Température :14° - 16°C
  • Carafage :Open 4 hours before serving. 
  • Garde : until 2019
Food and wine pairings
Chicken salad
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Turkey breast
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Soumaintrain cheese
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Raspberry tart
 
 
Appearance -A beautiful ruby dress with fluid tears.
Ruby red
Nose -An expressive and floral nose.
Aromatic intensity :
Open and expressive
Wine Aromas :
Flowers
Red Fruits
Aromas : raspberry, rose.

Mouth
- Pleasant and semi-sweet mouth.

Acidity level :
Fresh

Sugar Level :
Soft

Body / alcohol :
Light

Tannins :
Weak

Wood level :
Harmonious wood flavours

Aftertaste
: short

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