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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.

NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES
PREMIER CRU

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2020   2021  

ORIGIN

In the heart of the vine-growing area of Côte de Nuits between Beaune and Dijon, Nuits-Saint-Georges covers two sections. In the north towards Vosne Romanée and the valley of La Serré the area is made up of hillsides. In the south stretching to Premeaux, the relief is plateau and plain.  

The vines cover around 300 hectares and annual production is about 15,000 hectolitres per harvest. Nuits-Saint-Georges Premiers Crus from different climates cover 146 hectares for an annual production of 6 500 hectolitres.

- A soil that mixes marls, limestone, and silt with the stone surfacing near the summit.
- Eastern exposure.
- A soft incline at the base of the hill and more abrupt as you go up.
- Altitude between 240 et 300 m above sea level.

VARIETAL

Pinot Noir is the only grape used for Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru.

- 10,000 plants/hectare.
- Pruning: Cordon de Royat or Guyot
- Harvested by hand.
- Yield: 40 hl/hectare.
- Aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, of which 30% are new casks.

CHARACTERISTICS AND ASSETS

Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru... Bring me to the Moon !

The name is clearly a delight… Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru, the name of one of the most charming villages, a vineyard that is one of the most reputed on the planet...and beyond! One of the crew on Apollo XV apparently took a bottle of this wine to the Moon!

A wine that is delicate, distinguished and full of sap. It may seem rough and gruff in its very young stages, but after ageing, our Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru opens up with a softer, svelte framework to release a sublime, clearly magnificent wine…

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

Powerful and strongly built, its normal partners would be any meat that is at once full-flavoured and virile (roast lamb, rib steak, or breast of fattened duck), Feathered game, similarly, responds to the charm of the wild and animal aromas which the wine develops with age. Sophisticated diners will also serve it with certain fish dishes such as carp in red-wine sauce. Cheeses: soft creamed cheeses.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Serve ideally at 16-17°C. (60-62°F.).

AGEING POTENTIAL

Drink now or keep in the cellar for the next 5 to 10 years.