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Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Aux Chaignots"

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Aux Chaignots"

  • 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

      Situated on the northern Nuits-Saint-Georges hillside, halfway up the slope, this climat produces wines characterised by their delicate and elegant aromas. The name "Aux Chaignots" suggests the presence of an old oak forest known as a "chasne" in ancient French.

    • Exposition

      East

    • Soil

      Brown limestone and gravel

    • Grape Variety

      Pinot Noir

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Surface area

      0 ha 72 a 61 ca - [1,79 Acres]

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Years the vines were planted

      1927, 1965

  • 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 16 months in French oak barrels (40-50% new oak and 50-60% one-wine barrels) 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.

  • Tasting
    • Tasting

      Dark ruby red in colour with red fruit aromas and roasted, smoky notes on the nose. The palate is rich and oily with good structure and a perfect balance between finesse and strength. The silky tannins give this wine a harmonious mouthfeel.

    • Serve with

      Foie gras and apple filo pastries, lamb shank, duck breast, deer in redcurrant sauce.

    • Serve at

      14°C to 16°C

    • Cellaring Potential

      7 to 12 years

  • The vintage
  • Appellation
    description
  • Winemaking
  • Tasting
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