And lastly, to crown the repast, Ardan had brought out a fine bottle of Nuits, which was found by chance in the provision-box. The three friends drank to the union of the earth and her satellite. Jules Verne s Around the Moon was the inspiration for the Apollo 15 astronauts, who christened the crater closest to their landing site Saint Georges. At the base of the crater, along with a little Texan soil, they placed a label of Nuits-Saint-Georges cuvée Terre-Lune. A wine of interplanetary renown!
Harvest date: September 28th , 2010 (Root Day). Very poor conditions.
Selection: 25% hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arival in the winery.
Harvest de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty. No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) for 5 days. Length of maceration: 21 days.
Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and a light pumping-over until the end of vatting time. Pressing with the vertical press.
Length: 16 months
Type: in oak barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 40% Toasting: long and slow.
Source of wood: forest Citeaux
All the barrels racked.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.
Mise en bouteille
January 17th, 2012 (LeafDay). Limited to 1.444 botties.