Domaine Cornu Hautes Côtes de Nuit 2016 ~ Burgundy, France
This is great……and here’s why!1 star - Le Guide des Vins de France (2012)
La Revue du Vin de France (2002)
The Winemaker ''This wine has depth, personnality, sensuality and opulence.....at once full-bodied, crisp and extremely pure. It symbolizes an ultra-feminine, elegant woman with chic charm.''
Domaine Cornu was established by the the Cornu family in the town of Burgundy's Ladoix in 1875. This dynamic family and has since acquired many prime vineyard sites and established a reputatation as a successful winery. The actual wine is a 100% chardonnay grape.
The estate comprises 15 hectares, 13.5 of which are planted to Pinot Noir and the rest to the classic white grapes of Burgundy (1.5 hectares to Chardonnay plus 0.5 hectare of Aligoté). The vineyards are spread across the communes of Ladoix, Chorey, Aloxe Corton and Savigny in the Cote de Beaune and a small parcel in Corgoloin in the Cote de Nuits.
Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits is the appellation for red, white and rose wines produced from vineyards on the hautes cotes (high slopes) of the northern Cote d'Or.
The majority of Hautes Cotes wines are red, made predominantly from Pinot Noir. Chardonnay is most commonly used grape for white wines, which account for 25% of production.