Nuits-Saint-Georges "Les Hauts Poirets"
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.
South / Southeast facing
Shallow topsoil over limestone outcrop
Pinot Noir, average age 65 years, Guyot trained
10 000 vines / hectare on low trellising
Minimal chemical intervention
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.
100 % in new oak barrels
Average 1 300 bottles per annum
75cl bottles. For larger sizes, contact the Domaine at the beginning of the year.
Bright, deep ruby
Well ripened red and black fruits with a hint of chalkiness.
Initial purity on the palate. The elegance of the fruit compliments rather than masks the tannins. Finishes with a chalky mineral mouthfeel.
Open 10 minutes before tasting. Ideally served in Burgundy glasses.
10 to 15 years
Food and wine pairing
Delicious with poultry, fish in tomato based sauces and Asian dishes.