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 29th 2010 (Root Day).
Selection 7% hand-sorted in the vinyard and on arrival in the winery. Yield: 27 hl/ha
Harvest 70% de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty. No yeast addition
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) during 5 days. Length of maceration: 24 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: 16 months
Type: in oak-barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 50 % Toasting: long and slow.
Source of wood: Allier grains fins , Cîteaux. One part of the barrels racked.
Light and soft cartridge filtration. No fining.
February 13rd and 14th , 2012. (Lunar node) Limited to 3038 bottles and 90 magnums.