The Domaine des Riottes in Meursault, which owns four hectares of vines, offers a lovely range of Côte de Beaune wines.
In the Northwest of the Côte de Beaune. The vineyards surround the picturesque village of Savigny-lès-Beaune.
The soil is composed of limestone mixed with clay.
Traditional vinification in thermos-regulated stainless steel vats on a 3 weeks period: Cold pre-fermentation maceration around 8 ° C. Pigeages and pumping over to extract colour and structure. Fermentation with a peak temperature around 30 ° C. Post fermentation maceration at 25 ° C. Ageing in oak barrels between 8 to 16 months with malolactic fermentation. 20% of new oak barrels.
Deep red with purple highlights.
Red fruit on the nose which opens with notes of cherry, strawberry and raspberry.
Good balance on the palate with a nice structure that holds well on the finish with a little acidity that provides freshness and vanilla and roasted notes all nicely assembled.
Ideal with cured hams and fibrous and subtle meats (rabbit and boiled beef), or spiced meat and poultry (curry), organ meats in sauce and game. Cheese with soft flavours : Brillat-Savarin, Vacherin, Brie de Meaux, Cîteaux...
Drink within 5 years.