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Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Damodes"

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Damodes"

  • The vintage
    • The weather conditions in 2015 were outstanding and the vintage is characterised by its rich and very distinctive style. Excellent ageing potential.

  • Appellation
    description
    • Introduction

      The term "Les Damodes" makes reference to the Druidesses who previously inhabited the area. These vines are planted at high altitude, bordering Vosne-Romanée, and produce a mineral wine with very delicate tannins. A smooth and very feminine wine!

    • Exposure

      East

    • Soils

      Shallow hard limestone, marls

    • Grape Variety

      Pinot Noir

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Surface area

      0 ha 81 a 48 ca - [2,01 Acres]

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Years of plantation

      1950, 1983, 1989

  • 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 pumped over 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

      Deep ruby red hue. The expressive nose opens up with black fruits, spice and subtle toasted notes. The attack is elegant and refined and the palate is characterised by floral notes and a touch of mocha.

    • Serve with

      Beef tartare, deer stew, hard cheeses

    • Serve at

      14°C to 16°C

    • Ageing potential

      7 to 12 years

  • The vintage
  • Appellation
    description
  • Winemaking
  • Tasting
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