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Nuits Saint Georges Le Village Vieilles Vignes red 2021

Nuits saint Georges Village - 2021

  • 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 ageingOur Nuits-Saint-Georges cuvée was crafted from a blend of wines hailing from different plots, all of which were vinified and aged separately. The grapes were handpicked and carefully sorted in the vineyards so that only the finest grapes were selected. We leave 10% whole bunches. The wines are aged separately in oak barrels (50% new oak from the forests of Central France) for 15 months.
  • Tasting notesGorgeous cherry red in colour. The expressive, fresh nose offers aromas of baked goods, such as a decadent raspberry and redcurrant tart, almond cookie, and stewed cherries. Wilder scents, typical of Nuits-Saint-Georges wines (basket willow, brambles, boxwood, juniper) then emerge. Subtle nuances of chalk and limestone. Fresh, mineral start to the palate, supported by saline tautness that gives structure and lastingness to the wine. Flavours of redcurrant and sour cherry. The tannins are extremely fine grained, bold and remarkably well integrated. Nuances of blackcurrant, gingerbread, then cumin then surface. This wine is all finesse and so representative of its appellation that it truly pays homage to the terroirs of Nuits-Saint-Georges. The finish hints at delicate, iodine-like aromas. This chiseled, precise, pure wine is ideal for laying down and will reveal its full potential as it ages.
  • Récompenses
  • Jasper Morris: 89-91
  • Tim Atkin: 91
  • La Revue des Vins de France: 92

50,00 € tax incl. / By bottle