2019 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Altitude, Domaine Boris Champy

This comes from the young vines of the domaine, and has a red fruit, juicy, peppery sappiness, with a tantalisingly long, silky, salty finish. The chalky acidity and velvety tannins are a revelation. This is so far removed from the rustic, green, watery wines that once were commonplace in the Hautes-Côtes; this is a serious wine, but its refreshing fluidity means it is first and foremost a joyful and delicious Pinot. There’s nothing complicated to unpick here: it is simply a gorgeous wine.

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Case, 6 Bottles
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  • Region & country
    Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2028
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Organic
2019 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Altitude, Domaine Boris Champy


The 2019 Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune "Altitude" is a blend of the two climats of "Le Clous" and "En Bignon". Due to be bottled in February, 2021, it has a clean and pure bouquet with perfumed iris petals aromas tincturing the blackberry and blueberry fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fine acidity, good tension with a slightly sappy, saline finish. A joy from start to finish.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2020)
About this producer

Domaine Boris Champy

Boris Champy has already had a tremendous wine career, having worked for many years at Dominus in California, and most recently at Domaine des Lambrays. In 2019 he bought biodynamic pioneer Didier Montchovet’s domaine in Nantoux, a sweet village in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, just behind Pommard. Boris has continued Didier’s fastidious work in the vineyards, but wasted no time in transforming the winemaking with his first vintage, making wines with a cool, elegant poise. The vineyards have a high elevation, and their cool microclimates are a gift in warm vintages. What’s more, they are mostly planted in high density 10,000 vines/hectare systems, unusual for the Hautes-Côtes where large trellises are the norm. The potential for quality here is huge.

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