# Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Corvées Pagets 2003

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!

Harvest

Harvest date: August 28th, 2003
Stunning harvest with some presence of burned, overheated, dehydrated grapes caused by scorching  heat.
Selection: hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery to remove dehydrated berries.

Vinification

Harvest de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty.
No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold  (15 C).
Length of maceration: 16 days.
Cap-punching: very few. No pumping-over.

Ageing

Length: 15 months
Type: in barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 50% jusqu'en juillet 2004, après  : 0%
Toasting: long and gentle heat, without charring.
Source of wood: Nevers, forêt de Bertranges
Racking: Barrels racked once in July 2004.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.

Bottling

November 30th, 2004
Limited to 1,208 bottles.

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