Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Blanc “16eme Generation”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Sourced from a site that is low yielding, 6.6 acre plot whose grapes always seem to create this interesting honey/nettle note on the palate.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: The grapes are pressed after harvest. The must is cooled and settled with the use of native yeasts. Fermentation occurs in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at a maximum of 64° F. Wines stay in the cellar for 8 months where it undergoes malolactic fermentation, which allows a stabilizing of the structure of the wine.
Tasting Notes: Its pale gold in color. Its nose can express aromas of honeysuckle, citrus, and white nettles. In the mouth of richness, freshness, a good balance, and a dashing side allowing this wine to age well.
Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur was established on the slopes of Nuits-Saint-Georges in 1596, and is currently managed by Yvan Dufouleur and his uncle Xavier. The Dufouleur family sold the negociant arm of their business, “Dufouleur Père et Fils,” in 2006, wanting to focus exclusively on estate bottled wines. Four hundred years is a long time for any winery, and through the centuries the family has acquired a whopping 28 hectares of prime vineyard sites extending from Fixin to Santenay. This portfolio includes the exclusive ownership of Fixin Clos du Chapitre Premier Cru. Farming is natural, and cellar work is hands-off. These sensory, revelatory wines are a must for anyone interested in distinctive Burgundy.