Claire Naudin-Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits Blanc-Clematis Vitalba 2016
Hautes Cotes de Nuits
Claire Naudin, one of Henri Naudin-Ferrand? three daughters, has been in charge of this small domaine based in the Hautes C繫tes at Magny-les-Villers, a village that sits astride the dividing line between Hautes C繫tes de Beaune and Hautes C繫tes de Nuits, since 1994. Claire is relatively susceptible to sulphur and uses the product as little as possible. Though some of the wines are made in an ?rthodox fashion, the most exciting wines are those which are vinified with whole bunches (all the stems) and without sulphur, though some SO2 is added at bottling to ensure that the wines remain stable thereafter. Claire? theory, which her wines bear out admirably, is that there is none of the harshness sometimes evident when the bunches are vinified with their stems if sulphur is not used. Instead a magical floral perfume emanates from the wine.