# Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Corvées Pagets 2005

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 23rd, 2005.
Selection: hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery.

Vinification

Harvest de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty.
No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold  (15° C).
Length of maceration: 26 days.
Cap-punched and pumped-over once a day until mid-fermentation.

Elevage

Length: 16 months
Type: in barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 50%
Toasting: long and gentle heat, without charring.
Source of wood: Nevers, forêt de Bertranges
New barrels racked once in July 2006.
Light and soft cartridge filtration. No fining.

Mise en bouteille

By gravity.
January 11th, 2007.
Limited to 1.750 bottles.

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