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Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Hauts Poirets"

The Vineyard

At the southern end of Nuits-Saint-Georges, grapes for "Les Hauts Poirets" are grown on a steep sloping plot on the hilltop above the old quarry.

Area

0,29 ha

Altitude

330 m

Exposition

South / Southeast facing

Soil

Shallow topsoil over limestone outcrop

Grape variety

Pinot Noir, average age 65 years, Guyot trained

Density

10 000 vines / hectare on low trellising

Cultural method

Minimal chemical intervention

The Cellar

Hand-picked at optimum ripeness, the grapes are then sorted, 100% destemmed and put into vats. Fermentation lasts between 20 and 25 days. After racking, pressing and settling, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation before being aged between 14 to 18 months. The wine is only racked once and is not filtered before bottling.

Elevage

100 % in new oak barrels

Production

Average 1 300 bottles per annum

Format

75cl bottles. For larger sizes, contact the Domaine at the beginning of the year.

The Tasting

Color

Bright, deep ruby

Aromatic

Well ripened red and black fruits with a hint of chalkiness.

Palate

Initial purity on the palate. The elegance of the fruit compliments rather than masks the tannins. Finishes with a chalky mineral mouthfeel.

The Service

Service temperature

15-16°C

Aeration

Open 10 minutes before tasting. Ideally served in Burgundy glasses.

Potential Guard

10 to 15 years

Food and wine pairing

Delicious with poultry, fish in tomato based sauces and Asian dishes.