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2014  

Production area

Grapes for this village appellation located in the Côte de Nuits are harvested within the delimited areas of the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. This appellation covers a surface area of 206,84 hectares of which 143,11 hectares are classified as Premier Cru with less than 1% of production devoted to white wines (6,79 ha).

Origins

The soil of the “Côte” is derived principally from the subsidence of the Saône River floodplain which resulted in a 200 metres drop with relation to the Morvan plateau, creating a long hillside with very regular slopes and eastern and south-eastern exposure. This fault also freed minerals that had been trapped in the soil for thousands of years. The vineyards stretch across the gentle slopes of the hillside allowing the vines to take full advantage of exposure to the sun. The soil of Nuits-Saint-Georges is composed of limestone and marl.

Varietal

100% Pinot Noir

Vinification and maturing

Vinification takes place in wooden vats and is followed by 14 to 16 months barrel ageing (20% new oak).

Tasting notes

COLOUR : Deep cherry red.
NOSE : 
Delicate aromas of cherry and spice (cinnamon, clove, pepper), tobacco and liquorice.
PALATE :
Lovely roundness, a generous wine. Very good tannic structure. Well-balanced with nice length.

Food and wine pairing

Serve with full-flavoured sauces dishes, roast game, grilled or roasted red meats and cheeses like Epoisses and Soumaintrain.

Serving suggestions

15 to 16°C

Ageing potential

10 years

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