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
The vines cover around
- 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.
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.
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…
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.
Serve ideally at 16-17°C. (60-62°F.).
Drink now or keep in the cellar for the next 5 to 10 years.