APPELLATION: Nuits Saint Georges
GRAPE VARIETY：Pinot Noir
The grapes are harvested manually, sorted, crushed and de-stemmed. Fermentation is started rapidly without maceration. Colour, aromas and tannins are extracted naturally (no enzyme addition, no forced heat extraction) only through punching of the cap. Vatting time is 12-14 days. Free-run wine and first press are blended, settled cold and put in barrels. The wine is left to mature in barrels, 30% of which are new oak. Oak from different regions is used,but the principal source is Bertranges. Maturing takes place over a year; the wine is then bottled with no fining, and only a slight filtration.
His parcel produces on average 2400 bottles a year. A deep red robe with purplish tints gives a nose of blackcurrant with notes of venison and leather. The wines of Nuits Saint Georges, characterized by firm tannins, are generally ideal for ageing.