Hautes Côtes de Beaune, Blanc, Remi Rollin, 2013

  Remi Rollin

Contains Sulphites.

About Remi Rollin

This 11-hectare Domaine, spread over Echevronne, Pernand-Vergelesses, Savigny-Lès-Beaune and Aloxe-Corton, has been run by Remi Rollin since 1989 and more recently he has been joined by his son Simon. The high altitude of Remi’s vineyards imparts a minerality and fresh acidity to his wines while his tentative use of new oak smooths off the firm edge that many lesser Pernands have without preventing the fruit from expressing itself. There is no new oak used for the villages and generic level wines whilst a maximum of one quarter new oak is employed for the red and white premiers crus. These are some of Burgundy's best value wines.

Appellation: Hautes Côtes de Beaune

The Hautes Côtes de Beaune vineyards are dispersed in the hills above and beyond the Côte de Beaune escarpment. Most of the production is red wine from Pinot Noir, with some white wine made from Chardonnay or occasionally Pinot Blanc or Pinot Gris. Altitudes reach 500 metres, harvest is therefore later than in the Côtes de Beaune and the grapes do not always ripen easily. However even in warmer vintages the wines display high levels of acidity. The most important villages here are Meloisey, Nantoux and Échevronne.