Nuits-Saint-Georges is one of those magical names that visitors recite like a rosary.
Known the whole world over, Nuits-Saint-Georges has the original profile of a genuine wine village, but on the scale of a small town. Half way between Dijon and Beaune, and with an eastern exposure, the vines of Nuits-Saint-Georges extend for 6 kilometres and cover 160 hectares of the village appellation.
The local variation in soils, exposure and location produce a great diversity of terroir. The area as a whole is bisected by the little Meuzin river and its valley, and by the village itself.
100% Pinot Noir.
The hand harvested grapes were completely destemmed but not crushed (they were left whole). Maceration lasted a total of 30 days including one week of cold maceration (12°C). Fermentation used indigenous yeasts only (no additives such as enzymes or tannins were used). Infrequent punching of the cap (8 maximum).
The wine was then aged on its lees for 14 months with no racking using a proportion of 30% new French oak barrels that had been toasted at low temperatures for a long time to impart a very delicate touch of oak to the wine.
Visual: Intense and bright purple dress.
Nose: Aromas of black berries jam with a hint of liquorice.
Palate: A strong and robust red Burgundy offering a light sensation of sweetness in the mouth.
Drink with venison, duck meat, and with roasted red meats or red meats in sauce. At the end of a meal, try it with Coulommiers cheese followed by a black cherry pie. You can also enjoy it simply as an aperitif.
7 to 10 years in good storage conditions.