Grape Variety

100% Pinot Noir.

Vineyards

This wine comes from the village appellation Nuits-Saint-Georges. At the most southerly end of the Côte de Nuits, the AOC Nuits-Saint-Georges is spread over two communes: Nuits-Saint-Georges and Prémeaux-Prissey. The town of Nuits-Saint-Georges has been actively making wine for centuries. In 1892, Nuits became Nuits-Saint-Georges, derived from the name of its most ancient growing area, created around the year 1000.

Ever since then, the fame of wines from the Côte and the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits has been growing. It gave its name to the celebrated Côte de Nuits, vineyards which produce the world’s greatest red wines. The majority of the area’s production comes from Pinot Noir (red wine). There are however a few white vineyards (about 7 hectares) planted in Chardonnay. The Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation covers some 310 hectares, 142 of which are designated Premier Cru. Compared to red wines from the Côte de Beaune, these wines have more intense colour, are more full-bodied and offer greater ageing potential.

Soil

The soil is made up chiefly of limestone and marl.

Vinification and Ageing

After manual harvesting, the grapes are hand-sorted on arrival before being placed in vats for maceration and alcoholic fermentation for about three weeks. Daily ‘pigeage’ (pressing down into the fermenting juice the cap of skin and other solids which are lifted to the surface) is adapted to each stage of the process. Then the juices extracted are placed in oak barrels (50% new oak, 50% one year old barrels) for 18 months, during which the malolactic fermentation will take place. The wine is then bottled after light filtering.

Serving Temperature

Between 16° and 17°C.

Vintages

Discover the specificities of each vintage of Nuits-Saint-Georges: