“Outer-borough” Pinot by the glass

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Have you ever heard someone from New York make a big stink about how they think that Manhattan is superior to the other four boroughs of the City?

The way some New Yorkers tell it, Manhattan is the only borough that matters.

Here at Vino Vino we like Manhattan just as much as the next guy.

But we also happen to like Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island, too (Staten Island especially for the awesome pizza out there).

In a lot of ways, Burgundy is similar to New York City. People think that only the big names — like Chambolle-Musigny or Gevrey-Chambertin or Bâtard-Montrachet — are the only plots of real-estate worth writing home about.

We love big-name Burgundy. But we also love “outer-borough” Burgundy, the “Brooklyn” of Burgundy so to speak.

That’s why we’re entirely geeked about a new Pinot Noir we have by the glass, the 2010 Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits by father-and-son team Jean-Luc and Paul Aegerter (above).

These vineyards lie at a slightly higher altitude than their more famous counterparts in the villages below (hence the “hautes côtes” or “high slopes”).

While the wines made there may not have the aging potential of their “celebrity” cousins, they tend to be more fresh and acidity-driven in style (thanks to the cooler temperatures of the higher-altitude vineyards). And they are more approachable at an earlier age. But they remain true to classic Burgundy style.

So forget Manhattan! Come drink some “outer-borough” Burgundy with us!

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