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Côte de Nuits-Villages

The Vineyard

Grapes for the Côte de Nuits Villages are grown in the commune of Corgoloin on three different plots: "En Fontenelle", "Le Clos de Magny", and "La Montagne".

Area

1,30 ha

Altitude

330 m

Exposition

South / Southeast facing

Soil

Brown, some limestone, gently sloping

Grape variety

Pinot Noir, average age 50 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 for about 14 to 18 months. The wine is only racked once and is not filtered before bottling.

Elevage

100% in new oak barrels

Production

Average 6 300 bottles per annum

Format

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

The Tasting

Color

Brilliant ruby

Aromatic

Fully ripe wild berries with a spicy undertone, slightly roasted from the ageing which also brings out a complex bouquet of red flower floral notes.

Palate

Fruit forward at the beginning with a balanced tannic structure showing later. Fresh and consistently aromatic finish.

The Service

Service temperature

15-16°C

Aeration

Open 5-10 minutes before tasting. Ideally served in Burgundy glasses.

Potential Guard

15 years

Food and wine pairing

Beautiful accompaniment with pan fried or grilled red meat and Provençal inspired vegetarian dishes.