2019 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Altitude 421, Domaine Boris Champy

2019 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Altitude 421, Domaine Boris Champy

This comes from the older vines in one of the domaine’s three large vineyards above Nantoux, named Bignon, where the elevation measures precisely 421 metres. Much like the young vine cuvée, this has a mellifluous fluidity and charm, with an added intensity of red fruit: delicious crunchy cranberry flavours, with a little new oak toastiness to support. Expertly done, this is a stunning debut.

Critic score
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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2030info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

The 2019 Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune "En Bignon" comes from vineyrds on red clay topsoil over marn and a bedrock of Pierre de Nantoux limestone. The vines here are between forty and fifty years in age, aged in one-year-old 500-litre barrels that Champy bought in Lalande-de-Pomerol. It has a less outgoing and sensual nose than the "Le Clous", more saline and marine influence in style thanks to the bedrock. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, again, so satin-smooth in texture that takes your breath away. There are Vosne Premier Crus that would die for a mouthfeel like this. Long and tender on the finish with layers of red fruit, this is another stunning wine.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2020)
(91—93)/100

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