Our plots in Nuits encompass both the Northern end of the village bordering Vosne-Romanée and the Southern slopes near Premeaux. Vineyards in these areas express different character and build an attractive complexity into this powerful wine. Dark cherry, blackberry and plum mingle with floral and vanilla perfumes. Maceration with whole bunches builds a suave and enticing texture in the mouth to complement a swell of powerful ripe fruit, and flavour is promoted and retained on the long finish. The wine has the inherent structure to age gracefully and engage with the expected development of satisfying mushroom, game and earth characters over time.
CellaringDrink now or over the next 10 years.
Vineyard: Blend of Aux Allots, La Charmotte, Au Bas de Combe, Aux Saints Juliens located on Vosne-Romanée side, and Les Poisets, Les plantes au Barron on Premeaux side (south) of Nuits-Saint-Georges.
Soil: On Premeaux side, soils are mostly pebbly and sandy. The plots on the Vosne-Romanée side of the village have shallow soils with some fine 'colluvions' washed down from up-slope. South of Nuits-Saint-Georges are mostly pebbly and sandy. The alluvions at the base of the slope originate in the combe of Vallerots.
Maceration process: 30% whole bunch, seven days of cold maceration, one pigeage a day at the start of the alcoholic fermentation, then pump-overs during maceration for a gentle extraction
Total vatting time: 18 days
Pressing: Pneumatic press
Total elevage: 16 months
Oak used: French oak barrels 20% new, medium toast from Allier, Jupilles and Nevers forests
Operations performed during ageing: One racking before bottling
Filtration: No fining, no filtration
All the vinification and ageing operations are carried out with reference to the lunar calendar.