Wine Quest 1: Hautes Côtes de Beaune (Burgundy, France)

This is the first wine review in my 300 AOC wine quest. Let’s dive in.

Wine Key Details

  • Producer: Blason De Bourgogne
  • Region: Hautes Côtes de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir
  • Year: 2018

Mini Wine Review

  • Appearance: the wine has a dark purple appearance that is completely opaque.
  • Aroma: limited aroma, I didn’t pick up that much from the aroma.
  • Tasting: This wine felt well balanced and I loved the spicy finish at the end of the wine. I quite enjoy how the wine evolves
  • Other Notes: This is a relatively high alcohol wine, so I had two glasses and found that was enough to enjoy at first. I put the cork back in and we’ll see how the wine holds up 24 hours later.

Who Made The Wine?

That’s just part of the story, let’s take this a step further and look into the winery behind this wine. In my research, I discovered that Blason De Bourgogne is an organization that makes wines across 20 appellations in the Burgundy region. The terroir of the wine, as per the producer, is “produced by limestone-clay soils in the hills of Hautes Côtes de Beaune, at altitudes between 280 and 450 meters.” The wine is matured in vats.

Official Tasting Notes:

The official tasting notes from the producer note the following:

“Ruby red colouring with good depth. Aromas of tobacco and red fruit combine to give an elegant and subtle bouquet. An invitation to share due to its generous texture, candied fruit flavours and spicy finale.”

Wine Quest 1: Hautes Côtes de Beaune (Burgundy, France)

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