Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Damodes"
The plot producing grapes for "Les Damodes" is located in the north of Nuits-Saint-Georges, next to the Vosne-Romanée vineyard.
Shallow soil of pebbly silt
Pinot Noir, average age 120 years, Guyot trained
10 000 vines / hectare on low trellising
Minimal bilogical intervention
Hand-picked at peak maturity, the grapes are then sorted, 100% destemmed and put into vats. The fermentation lasts between 20 and 25 days. After racking, pressing and settling, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation before being aged between 18 to 24 months. The wine is racked and bottled, unfiltered.
50% in new oak barrels
Average 600 bottles per annum
75cl bottles. For larger sizes contact the Domaine at the beginning of the year.
Dark, dense ruby
Black fruits with notes of graphite and roasting and a slight chalkiness in the background
Initially closed, with remarkable complexity and structure. Beautifully integrated with good acidity and a hint of chalkiness on the finish.
Serve 10 minutes before tasting. Ideally, served in Burgundy glasses.
Food and wine pairing
When mature the wine is a delicious accompaniment to poultry, game birds and, by the same token, with white meat and black truffles.