The great return of Hautes Côtes Nature!
Domaine Dandelion has raised Hautes Côtes de Beaune to a new level.
After a terrible 2021 vintage in which Morgane and Christian only managed to produce a tiny quantity of bottles, 2022 has given them renewed hope. After discovering the new Rosie Red cuvée, which we presented to you in September, it's now time for the grand return of the estate's original cuvée: Hautes Côtes Nature.
Five years ago, we were proud to present the first vintage of Domaine Dandelion. Morgane Seuillot, a young winemaker based in Mavilly-Mandelot, had impressed us with her mastery and high-precision natural vinifications. She had taken over the family vineyards in early 2016 - one hectare in the Hautes Côtes de Beaune - and set about her task with conviction and determination. Christian, former cellar master at Domaine Chandon de Briailles, joined Morgane and the two now form a highly complementary duo on the estate.
The wines are made from whole bunches, with a vatting period of around twenty days, a passage under the old wooden press, ageing in old barrels and a minimum of intervention: no pumps, no synthetic products. Consistent with their principles in the vineyard, Morgane and Christian use no sulfur, so they can proudly display the term "nature" on their magnificent labels, made in Auvergne in a paper mill dating back to the 15th century. They are made from cotton, linen and hemp fibers. The little flowers embedded in the paper (cornflowers, calendula, grasses, ferns, etc.) are grown on site, then the labels are cut and glued by hand.
Hautes Côtes de Beaune 2022 is shaping up beautifully. It's a great Burgundian pinot noir, a delicate, deep wine, full of energy and with an evolutionary potential that makes you wonder. In fact, having recently tasted the 2019, its evolution in just a few years is spectacular. We would therefore strongly advise you not to drink this beautiful cuvée too quickly ;)
ps: in view of the huge interest in Morgane and Christian's wines, we have had to limit quantities to just 2 bottles per person, so that as many of you as possible can enjoy them. All double orders will be automatically cancelled. Thank you for your understanding.