# Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Corvées Pagets 2004

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: October 2nd, 2004.
Meticulously hand-sorted. Almost 30 % of the harvest eliminated because of the oïdium and the rot.

Vinification

Harvest de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty.
No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold  (15° C).
Length of maceration: 19 days.
Cap-punched twice a day until mid-fermentation and then just once until the third of the alcoolic fermentation and a small pump-over at the end until the end.

Ageing

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
Barrels racked once after the malolactic fermentation.
Light and soft cartridge filtration. No fining.

Bottling

February 15th, 2006.
Limited to 1.750 bottles.


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