# Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Corvées Pagets 2006

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: September 30th, 2006.
Healthy crop but with a few rot homes because of the weather in August, cool and rainy.
Selection: hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery: 15%.

Vinification

Harvest de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty.
No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) for 6 days.
Length of maceration: 25 days.
Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and a light pumping-over until the end of vatting time.
Pressing with the new vertical press.

Ageing

Length: 18 months
Type: in barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 35%
Toasting: long and slow.
Source of wood: forêt Citeaux, Allier
All barrels racked in October.
Light and soft cartridge filtration. No fining.

Bottling

By gravity.
April 3rd,  2008.
Limited to 1.730 bottles.


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