Domaine Dufouleur Hautes Cotes de Nuits Les Dames Hugettes Rouge 2016

Domaine Dufouleur Hautes Cotes de Nuits Les Dames Hugettes Rouge 2016

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Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur was established on the slopes of Nuits-Saint-Georges in 1596, and is currently managed by Yvan Dufouleur and his uncle Xavier.

The Dufouleur family sold the négociant arm of their business, “Dufouleur Père et Fils,” in 2006, wanting to focus exclusively on estate bottled wines. Four hundred years is a long time for any winery, and through the centuries the family has acquired a whopping 28 hectares of prime vineyard sites extending from Fixin to Santenay. This portfolio includes the exclusive ownership of Fixin Clos du Chapitre Premier Cru. Farming is natural, and cellar work is hands-off.

These sensory, revelatory wines are a must for anyone interested in distinctive Burgundy.

Notes and Reviews

Château Tasting

Lovely, fairly sustained, ruby red hue. Pleasant and forthright on the nose with fruity aromas such as blackcurrants, cherries and raspberries. The oak is well integrated, light toasted aromas, mild tobacco and even hints of vanilla. The wine is forthright on entry to the palate with noticeable yet pleasant tannin. Good length and some complexity.

Product Details

Vintage 2016
Grape Varieties Pinot noir
Viticulture Sustainable Agriculture
Type Red
Age of Vines 30 years old
Vinification Hand harvested. Sorted destemmed grapes enter vat via gravity flow. Addition of enzymes, yeasting, 1 week’s cold pre-fermentation maceration, daily punching of the cap, hot final maceration. 3 weeks’ vatting. Manual devatting into stainless-steel press.
Elevage 10 months in 500-litre oak barrels of which one quarter are new. Malolactic fermentation in barrel, following by 2 months spent blending in stainless-steel vat. Light, 5-micron filtration before bottling.
Production 11,200 bottles
Soil Type Fairly poor, very stony clay-limestone. Plot situated on the plateau of Les Dames Huguette, a lieu-dit (local spot) overlooking Nuits St Georges. Alt. 350 metres.
Website http://www.domaineguyetyvandufouleur.fr/