Village and regional appellations
Nuits-Saint-Georges (Domain) 2013
There's a lot of roundness and friendliness in this wine. It flatters you on the palate and wins you over immediately thanks to its balance. Difficult to guess the terroir of Nuits... Or perhaps the nose, a little wilder than in Vosne.
It is almost impossible to resist this wine when it is very young, but it also ages perfectly. In this respect, the 87 or 89 vintages are still remarkable today.
The wine matures quite quickly in casks, in keeping with the gracious character it will develop later. It can take new oak very well (about 50%) and this contributes to structuring it.
These grapes require the use of very few extraction techniques in order not to spoil their natural elegance. The vinification will thus be normal.
The levels of maturity and acidity are average, and little corrective action is necessary.
The vines are old (over 60 years) and prone to coulure. They are currently being renewed (since the 2013 vintage), and the load is quite light, with bunches of small grapes suffering from millerandage, often barely larger than pine cones. The cuvée is now complemented with the purchase of wine from a winegrower in Nuits-St-Georges.
A plot of about one and a half acres, situated in "le Bas de Combes” and bordering on Vosne-Romanée. This explains the wine's obvious similarity to this appellation. Irrespective of that, the terroir is very beautiful: right at the foot of the hill in very fine soil.