# Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Corvées Pagets 2009

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!

Vendanges

Harvest date: September 16th , 2009 (Fruit Day). No Selection.

Vinification

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: 28 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.

Elevage

Length: 17 months Type: in barrels. Percentage of new barrels: 50% Toasting: long and slow. Source of wood: forêt Citeaux, Allier All the barrels racked after 12 months ageing. Light and soft filtration. No fining.

Mise en bouteille

By gravity. March 30th, 2011 (Root Day). Limited to 1.907 bottles.

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