Domaine Berthaut Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits 2018
Amélie’s Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits planted in 1970 on the plateau behind Vosne-Romanée. The topsoil here is shallow clay and limestone on limestone bedrock—quite typical for what one would find up on these plateaus. With rocky soils such as where this wine is grown, the tendency is to destem the grapes. You can expect tension and bones here along with a naturally high mineral frequency—a common occurrence in wines from these kinds of rocky sites. Its cement fermentation, old wood aging and early bottling also serve to confine the wine’s fantastic freshness to the finished product. Personally, I love drinking wines from vineyard parcels like this because they’re stripped down by the rocky terrain with their minerally-ness displayed at the forefront.