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24 Apr

Wines Of Passion & Community

By: Justine Teal Categories: Wines

In 1957, in the village of Orches in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune area, about 10 winegrowers began a cooperative, knowing they would be stronger together. At the time, they had no idea how big their venture would become, but today the Cave des Hautes-Côtes cooperative, which is the only cooperative wine cellar in the Côte d’Or region, has expanded to 80 members. The Nuiton-Beaunoy winegrowers are proud to be a part of the cooperative and hold the values of solidarity, authenticity, community, and are all passionate about their region and their vines.

The winegrowers of Nuiton-Beaunoy support their responsible environmental policy, promoting respect for the vines, the growing region, and its people. Their ‘Vignerons Développement Durable’ initiative promotes a viable, fair, and sustainable approach from the work in the vineyard, to the production process, to the final product, they take into account the environmental, economic, and social impact of their production.

The wine-growing culture of the Nuiton-Beaunoy wines is based on the fruit grown with a close collaboration between the wine growers and the technicians at the Cave des Hautes-Côtes, all of whom share a passion for vines and wine. Their objective is to craft the wines that will become the ambassadors for their region, requiring close attention to detail in their work. While the people of Nuiton-Beaunoy respect the values of their history, they are also committed to adapting and reinventing themselves, without ever denying their roots.

The Wines

2020 Nuiton Beaunoy Hautes Côtes de Beaune Blanc

This wine has a pale golden colour. The bouquet evokes grilled almonds and white fleshed fruit. In the mouth it proves itself to be generous and appealing.

2019 Nuiton Beaunoy ‘Maranges’ Rouge


This wine is garnet in colour. The nose is discreet. On the palate, the tannins are firm and present, the finish ends on spicy notes.

2019 Nuiton-Beaunoy ‘Volnay’ Rouge

93 pts – Anna Lee C. Iijima (Wine Enthusiast): This violet-scented Pinot Noir is marked by plump, mouth-drenching black-cherry and plum flavors edged by licks of sweet spice and vanilla. Framed by fine, glossy tannins and a juicy spine of acidity, this immediately welcoming wine is particularly joyous young but will likely hold well through 2027.

2019 Nuiton-Beaunoy ‘Pommard’ Rouge

93 pts – Anna Lee C. Iijima (Wine Enthusiast): Salty, mineral freshness extends from nose to finish in this ripe, broad-shouldered wine. Red-cherry and plum flavors are fleshy and concentrated on the palate, lifted by a tang of cranberry acidity and a pleasantly leafy, herbal finish. Soft in tannins and kissed with sweet spice.

2016 Nuiton Beaunoy Morey St Denis 1er Cru ‘La Riotte’

90 pts – Roger Voss (Wine Enthusiast): This is a firm, juicy wine, full of dark tannins. Acidity and black-cherry fruits are also part of the mix although they are still in the background. It’s a wine with potential, with the freshness of the year and the weight of the appellation. Drink from 2025.

2019 Nuiton-Beaunoy Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos du Chapitre Monopole

94 pts – Anna Lee C. Iijima (Wine Enthusiast): This perfumed Pinot Noir bursts with sun-kissed plum and black-cherry flavors accented by swathes of blossom and sweet spice. A rich, fruit-forward wine, it’s grounded by a deep, earthen minerality and an upright spine of acidity and tannin.


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