“The velvety smoothness of good Burgundy wines, caused by the higher spirits, ensures that their taste touches the tongue softly and is gentle on the nerves”, wrote Dr Guy-Crescent Fagon in 1694. He added “A wine that the stomach can press and digest at leisure, without rushing to get rid of it”. This prescription was addressed to Louis XIV, weighed down by ill health. Nuits wine, recommended by his senior physician, soon cured the royal patient. Wine for convalescence, purely medicinal, had been invented!
Harvest date: September 15th 2009 (Leaf Day).
Harvest de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty.
No yeast addition
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) during 5 days.
Length of maceration: 25 days.
Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and light pumping-over every day until the end of maceration.
Pressing with the vertical press.
Length: 17 months
Type: in barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 50 %
Toasting: long and slow.
Source of wood: Allier, Cîteaux, Tronçais.
One part of the barrels racked.
Light and soft cartridge filtration. No fining.
March 2nd and 3rd , 2011. (Root Day)
Limited to 4.730 bottles and 126 magnums.