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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

Organic Culture.

The Cellar

Harvested by hand and at maturity, the grapes are then sorted, 100% destemmed and put in vats. The wines are cooled to around 10°C. The vatting lasts between 20 and 25 days with alternating punching down and pumping over according to the tastings. After devatting, pressing and settling, the wine is barreled for its malolactic fermentation before starting to age for about 18 to 24 months. A single racking and no filtration before bottling.

Elevage

30% in new barrels maximum followed by a massing of 4 to 6 months.

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.