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Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru
Optimal consumption: 10 to 25 years
Ageing potential: 35 years
Producing communes: Nuits-Saint-Georges and Premeaux.
Site: at the heart of the Côte de Nuits, the town of Nuits has its own Hospices, world-renowned vineyards and, of course, ancient traditions.
History & tradition: the name « Nuits » may come from « noyer » (walnut tree), a tree which is not very frequent in this region. As a matter of fact, the hillsides in Burgundy were covered with oak trees at the time the Romans arrived.
Soil: on clay mixed with limestone pebbles, producing powerful and long lasting wines.
by Véronique Boss-Drouhin
Beautiful deep garnet colour. Intense aromas of wild fruits mingling with hints of truffle and liquorice. On the palate, this wine is powerful and complex with elegant tannins. Very flavourful aftertaste with light notes of spices. Excellent ageing potential.
2019 holds the promise of the great Burgundian vintages ending in 9. The great maturity has given ample and silky wines. They are charming and full of delicacy. A great vintage.Vintage review
Supply: this wine comes from grapes and musts purchased from supply partners according to rigorous specifications.
Harvest: grapes harvested by hands in open-work crates. If necessary, a careful sorting is proceeded.
Vinification: whole crop harvest of 20 to 50% depending on the vintage. In accordance with the terroir and the profile of the vintage, we do 2 to 3 weeks of fermentation and maceration in small open vats, marked by punching of the cap and pumping-over. The yeasts are indigenous (natural). Pressing in a vertical press. Separation of the ends of the presses based on tasting.
Ageing: in oak barrels including 25% of new barrels.
The ageing lasts between 14 to 18 months.
Origin of the wood: oak grown in French high forest.
Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.