Hautes-Côtes de Beaune
Producer: Domaine Cornu
Wine Style: White
Region: Burgundy, Côtes de Beaune
Désignation: Hautes-Côtes de Beaune
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
Description: Intense pale yellow, with greeny-yellow silvery hints and a fluid aspect. On the nose are notes of acacia, hawthorn, lemon, quince, apple, pear, white peaches, and almond, with touches of pepper, licorice, and honeysuckle. On the palate, it isfresh and balanced, with fleshy fruit, and underscored by a subtle minerality. The melting, saline finish is light, with aromas of lemon, mandarin, and white-fleshed fruit.
Food Pairing: This wine would brighten up an aperitif with savory tapas, like melba toast with blue cheese, tortilla chips with a melon-avocado salsa, mozzarella marinated in cream and lemon, fingers of goat cheese with rosemary. Follow with sushi, marinated salmon, stir-fry, fish roasted with vegetables or a veal blanquette. After two or three years in the cellar, its increased smoothness and density will serve to highlight richer dishes like fish in sauce, shellfish with cream, or veal chops with dauphinoise potatoes. In terms of cheese, serve with blue cheese, goat cheeses and Comté cheeses.
Serving temperature: 10-13°C.