Domaine Hoffmann-Jayer Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Nuits Blanc 2018
Hoffmann-Jayer’s Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Blanc blends parcels from three vineyards: Le Perchy in Magny-lès-Villers, and Sous le Mont and La Flie in Villers-la-Faye. The holdings encompass 1.2 hectares and are planted 70% to Chardonnay and 30% to Pinot Blanc, from vines between 55 and 75 years of age. As with the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc, Alexandre ages this in a blend of two-thirds new 350-liter barrels and one-third terracotta jar before assembling it for six months prior to bottling. Richer and riper than the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc above, this shows even greater tension on the palate, with cleanly articulated minerality and an attractive undertone of well-measured oak.