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Villars Fontaine Hautes-Cotes de Nuits “Le Rouard” 2019

SKU: FRBUCVFWIWH2075019 Category: Tag:
Chardonnay | Burgundy | France | White Wine | Chateau de Villars Fontaine | 2019 | 0,75 L | 13 %
About
Villars Fontaine Hautes-Côtes de Nuits "Le Rouard" 2019 Blanc is a dry white wine, made from Chardonnay grapes, sourced from the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits subregion within Burgundy, France. This wine exemplifies the elegance and minerality characteristic of Burgundian Chardonnay, with Villars Fontaine's traditional winemaking techniques bringing out the complexity and richness of the region's terroir. The 2019 vintage is celebrated for its refined structure and vibrant acidity, making it a standout example of white Burgundy.
Producer
This family manor was established by Bernard Hudelot in 1970 in ancient vineyards used by the Dukes of Burgundy in the 11th-17th centuries. At present, 30 hectares are used for wine growing, 40% for white wine and 60% for red wines. In total, the Château produces more than 120,000 bottles of fine wines each year. The green landscape with ancient trees surrounds the entire property and gives it an idyllic look. Bernard Hudelot founded Villar Fontaine's castle in 1970. In 1984, he named it Domaine de Montmain. Later, in 2000, he acquired the grandmother's property of the Château de Villars Fontaine.
Tasting notes

Villars Fontaine Hautes-Côtes de Nuits “Le Rouard” 2019 Blanc reveal a bright bouquet of green apple, pear, and citrus, complemented by floral hints and a touch of wet stone minerality. On the palate, it offers a crisp acidity and a medium-bodied texture, with flavors of lemon zest, white peach, and a subtle hint of almond, leading to a long, elegant finish. This Chardonnay is known for its balance, depth, and the harmonious integration of fruit and mineral notes.

Pairing

Villars Fontaine Hautes-Côtes de Nuits “Le Rouard” 2019 Blanc pairs beautifully with seafood dishes such as grilled scallops, poached salmon, or shrimp pasta, where its acidity and freshness enhance the delicate flavors. It also complements light poultry dishes and creamy cheeses, providing a refreshing contrast and elevating the overall dining experience with its vibrant and refined character.

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Original price was: 41.00 €.Current price is: 28.70 €.

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