Friday, July 20, 2012

Domaine Henri Naudin-Ferrand, Hautes Côtes de Beaune AOC, Burgundy, France 2005

Dry white wine from the Beaune region in Burgundy, France.

Technical Data: 100% Chardonnay, vintage 2005, aged for 6 months in French oak barrels.

Description: Beautiful bright honey-gold color. This wine is exceptionally well balanced. Showcasing a floral bouquet with honey, almond flowers and honeysuckle layered with apricot and candied fruits. The palate is reminiscent of its nose with the addition of mineral notes laced with some smokiness and vanilla/oak hints. Full bodied Chardonnay. The finish is expressing a slight spiciness. Very supple wine, all in finesse and quite harmonious which has a long lasting finish.

Food Pairing & Service: To be enjoyed now chilled with a nice piece of salmon or paired with shellfish such as scallops.

Score: 8/10.

Ageing Potential: Ready to drink now

Price as seen on DC shelf: usually around $25-$28

Importer/Distributor: Comete Wines from Silver Spring MD

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