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Francoise & Denis Clair, Hautes Côtes de Beaune Rouge, 2018

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Francoise & Denis Clair, Hautes Côtes de Beaune Rouge, 2018

The Hautes Cotes - the higher ground on top of the hills above the slopes of the Premier and Grand Crus of the Cote d'Or - used to be too cool for the production of ripe, enjoyable Pinot Noir. With climate change that has changed, so this has... Read More

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Francoise & Denis Clair, Hautes Côtes de Beaune Rouge, 2018

ColourRed

StyleSweet

RegionBurgundy

Sub RegionCote de Beaune

GrowerFrancois & Denis Clair

Grape VarietyPinot Noir

Vintage2018

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeCLB618

Our Rating

Light bodied

Light > Full

Burgundy

The Burgundy Pyramid Making sense of the complexity of the complexity of Burgundy isn’t easy. Though Burgundy only comprises 5% of France’s vineyard area, it holds 100 different Appellations, 25% of the entire French total.  There are no less than 5,000 growers, 85% of whom own less than 10 hectares, and four fifths of them make wine. To make matters worse, the...

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir   Origins        Ancient vine, perhaps 2,000 years old Distant origins in France - first documented mention in France in 1375 Characteristics    Finicky grape: notoriously difficult to grow (which is partly why it is hugely intriguing to New World winemakers) Likes well-drained, preferably calcareous, soils Problems:...

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Francoise & Denis Clair, Hautes Côtes de Beaune Rouge, 2018

The Hautes Cotes - the higher ground on top of the hills above the slopes of the Premier and Grand Crus of the Cote d'Or - used to be too cool for the production of ripe, enjoyable Pinot Noir. With climate change that has changed, so this has become an appellation which is a source of great value Pinot in warmer vintages. This is really excellent: a bright and inky purple; with an aromatic nose and a rich palate of red fruits. Just a whisper of supple tannins. Now-2025


"Light to mid crimson. Prettily perfumed - both red fruit and a floral note. Juicy and satisfying on the palate, generous and rather gentle in structure. 16/20, Drink 2021-2024", Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com, January 2020

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