# Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Corvées Pagets 2016

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 20th , 2016 (fruit day). Selection in the vineyard and on arival in the winery. Yield: 14 hl/ha

Vinification

Harvest 100% all bunches, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty. No yeast addition. Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) for 5 days. Length of maceration: 19 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: 16 months Type: in oak barrels. Percentage of new barrels: 0%; 100% 1 year’s oak barrel Toasting: long and slow. Source of wood: forest’Citeaux, Cher All the barrels racked. Light and soft filtration. No fining.

Mise en bouteille

April 26th , 2018 (fruit day). By gravity. Limited to 578 bottles.

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