Didier Montchovet, Hautes Côtes de Beaune (Burgundy, France) 2014

($28, Jenny & François Selections):  Didier Montchovet tames the coarseness found in many wines from the “Hautes Côtes.”  In this Pinot Noir-based example, he has fashioned a charmingly rustic Burgundy than marries earthy and fruity qualities.  Montchovet must be talented, indeed, to produce a red like this from the Hautes Côtes in 2014, a difficult year for Pinot Noir in that appellation.  Ready now, it’s an ideal choice for a roast chicken with sautéed mushrooms. 90 Michael Apstein Oct 17, 2017