Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits is an appellation on the high slopes of Northern Cote d'Or. Due to the high altitude in Hautes Cotes, sometimes the grapes struggle to ripen, hence less complexity and flavours. For that reason, most vineyards there are South and West facing, maximising the exposure to sunshine. 2013 in Burgundy was a mixture of climate - Cold and wet in Spring and early Summer, hail storms in July and mixed weather at harvest.
This particular Bourgogne shows its best character out of the situation. It is gentle, jammy, cherries, young and fresh. This vineyard is behind Premier cru and Grand cru slopes. Definitely easy-drinking, medium plus fresh acidity, zippy and wonderful balance. Quality and good value. A lovely medium lasting.