Villars Fontaine Hautes-Cotes de Nuits “Les Genevrieres” 2010

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Chardonnay & Pinot Noir | Burgundy | France | Red Wine | Chateau de Villars Fontaine | 2010 | 0,75 L | 13 %
Villars Fontaine Hautes-Côtes de Nuits "Les Genevrières" 2010 is a dry red wine, made from Pinot Noir grapes, sourced from the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits appellation in the Burgundy region of France. This wine showcases the depth and complexity typical of aged Burgundy, with the 2010 vintage reflecting the excellent growing conditions and meticulous winemaking practices at Villars Fontaine. Known for its structured and robust character, this Pinot Noir offers a mature expression of its terroir.
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 “Les Genevrières” 2010 reveal a nuanced bouquet of dried cherries, blackcurrant, and forest floor, complemented by hints of leather, tobacco, and earthy minerality. On the palate, it offers a full-bodied texture with refined tannins and balanced acidity, featuring flavors of dark berries, truffle, and a touch of spice, leading to a long, elegant finish. This wine is celebrated for its maturity, complexity, and the harmonious integration of its tertiary notes.


Villars Fontaine Hautes-Côtes de Nuits “Les Genevrières” 2010 pairs beautifully with roasted game, beef bourguignon, or duck confit, where its depth and robust structure enhance the savory flavors of the dishes. It also complements aged cheeses and mushroom-based dishes, providing a sophisticated and satisfying dining experience.

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