Nuits Saint Georges Le Village Vieilles Vignes Red 2017
Nuits saint GeorgesCommunale - 2017
Philosophy Nuits-Saint-Georges, the village in which our head office is located, has a great deal of importance for us. The southern gateway to the great Côte de Nuits villages, Nuits-Saint-Georges produces wines that are extremely diverse. The terroirs north of the village, near Vosne-Romanée, are composed of deeper, clayey soils. They yield wines that are both generous and structured. The terroirs to the south are very stony, as testified to by the many quarries nearby. Here the wines are mineral, lively and bold. A good Nuits-Saint-Georges should integrate this duality that lends it its unique character and magnificent ageing potential.
Terroir Nuits-Saint-Georges is an iconic appellation in Burgundy. Its wines were even prescribed for Louis XIV in 1693 as a remedy for his ailments. The three plots for our cuvée are located at the foot of the slope, both north and south of the village, where the limestone soil is mixed with clay and marl. The typicity of the soil lends both finesse and minerality to the blend as well as power and richness. The vines’ southeastern exposure is ideal for optimal ripening of the grapes.
Vinification and ageing The grapes are handpicked and carefully sorted so as to retain only the best grapes. After the grapes are destemmed, they are transferred to tanks where fermentation begins naturally under the influence of indigenous yeasts. The cuvée is barrel-aged for between 15 and 18 months (30% new oak).
Tasting notes The colour is of medium intensity. The nose is open and boasts aromas of liquorice that are typical for Nuits-Saint-Georges. Fruity notes on the palate (fruit coulis, cherrystone) with perfect maturity underscored by a touch of acidity and tannins that are typical of Nuits-Saint-Georges. The finish is almost saline, stony.