The Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits Blanc is another stunning example of both terroir and Manuel’s skills as a winemaker. This comes from 20 year old vines planted on stony clay and limestone soils facing East-Southeast, about 1 km from the Clos de Vougeot. Half of this wine is fermented in stainless, the other half in barriques, of which 15% are new. The wines are then aged on their lees in their fermentation vessels (so half in stainless, half in barrel with some bâtonnage) before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. This makes for a rich yet elegant and flowery Chardonnay that is balanced and ends with a long, grippy finish.