Lydia Cornu naturally farms small parcels in Pernand Vergelesses, Hautes Cotes de Beaune and the Hautes Côtes de Nuits. The Cornu family has grown grapes here for 600 years! That expertise is important as the high elevation and cooler microclimates of these appellations require perfectly positioned vineyards and impeccable farming to produce consistently ripe grapes.
Her expertly woven 2020 Hautes Cotes de Nuits is a gem– a standout in a vintage where early indications look fantastic. This is a product of old vines and a low yield with no new oak in the ageing process. The wine is a joy to drink, a bowl full of berries on the nose, mineral-laced fruit in the mid palate with the structure and length that is the calling card of Cornu-Camus wines. Drink now-2030.
There are very few red Burgundies at $35 that deliver this kind of delicious drinkability that Lydia’s delivers at $25!
A beautiful beef bourguignon or roasted chicken.