Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits 2006, Gros Frère & Soeur

Deep cherry colour with very unctuous legs. Strawberry and beech bark nose. A bit plummy, a bit of black cherry, a streak of rye bread. Sombre not lively. Good strawberry fruit, a bit heavy, has a firey finish wish comes from the odd wine-making technique the domaine uses. The wines from this domaine seem to finish on a strawberry schnapps note because the wine and skins are heated to 40 degrees centigrade for 24 hours after all the sugar has been transformed into alcohol. Other wine producers speaking off the record consider this a very odd technique. He ain't my brother, but he sure is heavy. Photo shows pinot vines in the Hautes Côtes de Nuits on August 10th 2011.


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