Maison Arnaud Boue, Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits blanc 2019White
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Mirabelle on the nose with a whiff tropical scents. The light start repeats the passion fruit experience which intensify in freshness on the slender, verve and juicy body. It is balanced, bright and refreshing. Natural yeast. Vegan wine, produced on the principles of Biodynamic process. Only 100 cases produced. Only Celerier's Cellar sells this wine in the USA.
25 years old
Organic treatments, no Synthetic product. Only use of copper and sulfur. Plowing, pruning and harvests done entirely by hand.
Full cluster in pneumatic press, juice starts alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tank. Natural fermentation with indigeneous yeast. After 2-3 weeks, it is transferred into oak barrel for a full Malo lactic fermentation. 12 to 15 month.
2019 was very similar to 2018. The warm Winter prevented the soil to refill enough moist and set up the stage for a dry spring. Coming May, a lasting drought took place, followed by a very hot and dry weather in June. This created an opposite effect on the plant that went dormant due to exhaustion, stopping the maturing of the fruits. It resulted with problematic tannins, that stopped maturing while it started so well early in the season. 30% to 40% yield was lost, but the quality was very high. Although the thick skin could have been a real problematic for other vintners, Arnaud applied his signature finesse technique to make sure that he brings forth complexity and the terroirs, instead of a simplistically heavy approach.
Côtes de Nuits, Bourgogne, France
Massive Jurassic limestone soil on top of alluvium and gravels