2020 Charles Père & Fille Hautes Côtes de Beaune Rouge, Burgundy, France
ABOUT THIS WINE
Fully destemmed, then vatted for about 15 days and aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. Grapes are picked by hand and transported in small crates in order to prevent berries from being crushed. With the same concern for quality, bunches and grapes are sorted again as soon as they reach the cellar.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
In the heart of the Hautes Côtes de Beaune appellation, Charles Père et Fille is a family-owned and operated estate based in Nantoux. A multigenerational domaine that gained momentum in the 1960s with the purchase of new vineyards and that start of bottle sales in France. In the 1980s, François’s son Pascal Charles joined the estate team. Together, they expanded the estate, planting new vines and replanting vineyards. Today Pascal and his daughter Pauline manage the domaine, which now covers 14 hectares under various appellations. Following traditional methods, they harvest all grapes by hand, destem and leave in whole clusters for vinification. The Estate works with environmentally-friendly pest management methods and controlled yields. Treatments are applied sparingly that best respects the local biodiversity and the vines. The overall objective for Pascal and Pauline is to preserve the individual terroirs in each vineyard and to have the best expression vintage after vintage.