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The history of Labouré-Roi is closely linked to that of Nuits-Saint-Georges, in the heart of the iconic Côte de Nuits. Founded in 1832, Labouré-Roi is today one of the most respected names in Burgundy.

These historical roots in the heart of one of the most fragmented and exacting wine-producing regions in the world have shaped a philosophy focused on excellence and discovery. For nearly 200 years, Labouré-Roi has enabled wine lovers from all over the world to access the prestigious appellations of these legendary vineyards.

CÔTE DE NUITS-VILLAGES
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2022  

ORIGIN

Just like its “big brother”, the Gevrey Chambertin, this Côte de Nuits-Villages offers aromas of cherry and blackcurrant, often of licorice, and almost always aromas of wildlife, typical of its appellation and terroir.

VARIETAL

The Pinot Noir is the only grape variety of the Côte de Nuits-Village appellation.

  • Density 10 000 feet/ha
  • Pruning : Guyot
  • Manual harvest
  • Yields of 50 hl/ha

CHARACTERISTICS AND ASSETS

The Côte de Nuits-Villages appellation is situated in five village of the Côte de Nuits in Burgundy: Fixin, Brochon, Prémeaux-Prissey, Corgoloin, and Comblanchien. The vineyards are spread across approximately 200 hectares.

  • Clay-limestone and sandy soil.
  • South-eastern and southern exposure.
  • Soft to steep incline. 
  • Altitude between 180 and 280 meters.

VINIFICATION AND MATURING

The harvest is done manually. The grapes are sorted once in the vineyard and then more severely in the cellars as soon as they arrive. The fruits are then destemmed, then crushed and placed in thermo-regulated vats. The vinification begins with a cold maceration for 4 to 6 days at a temperature of 8-10°C. Then the alcoholic fermentation begins with the addition of selected yeasts from Burgundy. Daily pumped over and punching down are made to promote the extraction of tannins and color material.

After unpacking, the young wine is decanted and then partly rehoused in barrels (oak – 228 litres) with about 30% new barrels and a part in stainless steel tank for ageing on lees for 10 to 12 months.

TASTING NOTES

- Deep purple color.
- The nose is powerful and rich, with notes of wild blackberries, licorice, and fresh fig.
- Supple but well structured, it offers a little touch of vanilla on the finish after a rich array of red fruit aromas.

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

This wine is great with “œufs en moeurette” (poached eggs in wine sauce) with a Bourgogne Pinot Noir sauce, grilled lamb cutlets, donkey sausage, a spicy pizza, beef roast, poultry gizzards in salad or a good camembert cheese.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Serve at a temperature of 15 °C.

AGEING POTENTIAL

This wine can be enjoyed now, but can be kept for 3 to 5 years.