Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Grandes Vignes"
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Situated next to Premier Cru vineyards, the "Clos des Grandes Vignes” soils are made up of red clay with chailles (gravel). The vines are between 20 and 50 years old and grow on gentle east-facing slopes.
After harvesting by hand, the grapes are put into big, wooden, cone shaped, vats. They then undergo a week long cold maceration, with the fermentation starting naturally. The wine is taken out of vat after some 3 weeks, the exact timing determined by tastings. After having been pressed, the wine is put into oak barrel for a maturation period of around 24 months. The oak barrels having been used 1 to 4 times previously. After maturation the wine are bottled by gravity without being fined or filtered.
On the nose there are aromas of fresh, red fruit with notes of menthol. On the palate the red fruit pattern is repeated, with blackcurrant and redcurrant. The oak is present but remains subtle.
10 to 12 years (stored in the right temperature and humidity conditions).