Bangin nose. Raspberry, cherry, purple flowers, cola. Perfect.
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Manuel Olivier’s domaine is located in the hamlet of Corboin, just West of the storied vineyards of Vosne-Romanée. For generations, his family has been making beautifully elegant wines in the region using non-interventionist and nearly organic methods. Today, he farms 10 hectares (24.71 acres) between the Hautes Côtes de Nuits, Côtes de Beaune and Côtes de Nuits. At 38, he is considered one of the up-and-comers of the new generation of vignerons.
He labors the soils by hand and horse, and attention to detail is everything to him. Even though his vines are scattered up and down the valley, he manages to hand-harvest all his grapes. All the wines are fermented with wild yeast, some in stainless, some in neutral barrels, and some in both. As with all great wines, there is no set formula, he lets the wines tell him how they should be made.
Domaine Manuel Olivier’s Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Rouge is a wine from Pinot Noir planted just above the Grands Crus of the Côte de Nuits. Located on an East-Southeast-facing slope 350 meters above the Clos de Vougeot on rocky clay and limestone soils, it is destemmed, cold macerated for a week, wild yeast fermented half in tank and half in old barrels then aged on its lees for 9 months. Then it is bottled unfined, unfiltered and with a minimal drop of SO2. This wine is a bright yet dense Pinot Noir that offers red berry and flowery notes, ending with a long finish.