Hautes Côtes de Nuits, Villages, Rouge, 2015

  Jayer Gilles

Hautes Côtes de Nuits, Villages, Rouge

Contains Sulphites.

About Jayer Gilles

The use of new oak could not be better justified anywhere else other than Domaine Jayer-Gilles. The modern trend of smothering everything in spanking new oak from Kent to California is often sneered upon and considered to be a method of masking a bad wine. However, these wines demonstrate what the marriage of good, concentrated wine and new oak can bear. The wines are beautifully fine and rounded, yet have intensity and structure.

Appellation: Hautes Côtes de Nuits

An appellation that applies to certain villages and their surrounding vineyards high up above the Côte de Nuits, including Villars-Fontaine, Magny-lès-Villars, and Marey-lès-Fussey. It is cooler up here than in the Côte de Nuits and ripening can sometimes be a struggle in colder years. The wines, both red and white, can offer very good short to medium term drinking. These are generally lighter Burgundies with great freshness of fruit and are usually much more affordable than those of the Côtes de Nuits. Many producers of high renown make wine here including Meo-Camuzet, Bertagna, Anne Gros and Jayer Gilles.

Grape Type: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the classic grape of red burgundy, whose greatest wines are concentrated in the east and south-east-facing clay/limestone hills of Burgundy's Côte d'Or. A notoriously temperamental variety, Pinot Noir has proved difficult to grow in certain climates and soils and will not tolerate over-cropping. The best examples have wonderfully expressive aromas and thrillingly pure bitter sweet red forest fruit and cherry flavours, developing truffle and game overtones with age. Outside of Burgundy, Pinot Noir has had great success in New Zealand, California’s Carneros, Oregon and the more marginal, cooler districts in Australia. Along with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir is also one of the major components of Champagne.