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Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Argillats"

Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Argillats"

  • The vintage
    • The climatic conditions were very mixed in 2016. The harvests took place later than usual in order to allow the grapes to reach their optimum ripeness levels. Our wines present fruity aromas. The wines are smooth and fleshy. This promises to be a very distinctive vintage.

  • Appellation
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    • Introduction

      Vines have been grown in Nuits for over 1000 years and the history of the village is inseparable from its renowned vineyards. At the end of the 17th century, Louis XIV, who suffered from digestive problems, was advised by his doctor to drink a glass of Nuits every day. In 1892, the village of "Nuits" added its name to that of its best climat: "Les Saint-Georges".

    • Exposition

      East

    • Soil

      Clay-limestone

    • Grape Variety

      Pinot Noir

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Surface area

      0 ha 54 a 09 ca - [1,34 Acres]

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Years the vines were planted

      1981, 1999

  • Winemaking
    • Winemaking

      The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. The wines are punched down daily in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas from the skin of the grapes. After a 19 day vatting period, the alcoholic fermentation is complete. The free-run wine is run off using a gravity system whilst the marc is pressed slowly and gently in order to extract an exceptionally pure press wine. The wines are aged for 14 months in French oak barrels (20-30% new oak) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are left to age in our hygrometry-controlled cellars at consistent, natural temperatures.The wines are aged in vats for 2 months at the end of the ageing process.

  • Tasting
    • Tasting

      This wine offers a beautiful deep ruby hue and notes of toast, smoke and morello cherry on the nose. The palate reveals a smooth and rich attack characterised by red fruit aromas which give way to a firm tannic structure. A well-balanced wine with a long finish and excellent ageing potential.

    • Serve with

      Red meats, lamb shank, beef carpaccio

    • Serve at

      14°C to 16°C

    • Cellaring Potential

      6 to 8 years

  • The vintage
  • Appellation
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  • Winemaking
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