Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Beaune rouge En château - Domaine NICOLAS propriétaire-récoltant à NOLAY.
Tasting: This wine has a purple color and an intense and fruity nose evoking black fruit such as blackberry, with a peppery touch. Barrel aging is characterized by its smoky aromas and hints of caramel. This wine hails from a plot selection called "En Château" which is characterized by its complexity and balance. It’s powerful structure will allow it to keep for several years. Burgundian Pinot Noir is pretty, It would do well to open the bottle in the morning and let it sit with some air during the day, and drink that evening. Air is its friend on the first day. Nolay is just above Puligny-Montrachet and this 30 miles of land from Dijon to Puligny is perhaps the most famed Pinot growing region in the world. Some of the other surrounding villages are Chassagne (pronounced Chassang), Meursault, Pommard and Volnay. Each village has a different flavor, however they only grow Chardonnay or Pinot Noir and most of the vineyards date back to at least the 1100s if not even further back and were first planted by Cistercian and Benedictine monks.
Food pairing: Roast Chicken, Beef Bourguignon, Beef Ribs with pepper sauce. Cheeses with sweet taste: Epoisses, and Good goats cheese.
Tip: Open the bottle a few hours before tasting, good glasses.
Serving temperature: 60-64F
cellar: 7 to 8 years