Domaine Bonnardot in the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits shares many parallels with Domaine Billard Père et Fils in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune. The family domaine based at Villers-la-Faye, ten kilometres north of Beaune and seven kilometres from Nuit-Saint -Georges, developed from a polyculture farm in the 1960s to become focused on viticulture. The family now has approximately 20 hectares of vines spread across eight appellations in the vicinity. Today it is run by the fourth generation – Daniele – who has been making the wines since 2009. Her 2016 Côte de Nuits-Villages has an intense complex bouquet with fruit, spice, vanilla, oak and some herbs. It is medium bodied with a supple mid palate and flavours of cola, dark fruits, and treacle. Domaine Bonnardot Côte de Nuits-Villages is concentrated, rich and structured with prominent oak which will tame with time. The grapes came from 70 to 80-year-old vines from four parcels in Premeaux-Prissey, Comblanchien and Corgoloin. These were affected by the frost in April 2016, reducing yields to a mere 15 hl/ha. The wine spent 11 months in oak with 15% new barrels.