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 date: September 16th , 2009 (Fruit Day).
Harvest de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty.
No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) for 5 days.
Length of maceration: 28 days.
Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and a light pumping-over until the end of vatting time.
Pressing with the vertical press.
Length: 17 months
Type: in barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 50%
Toasting: long and slow.
Source of wood: forêt Citeaux, Allier
All the barrels racked after 12 months ageing.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.
Mise en bouteille
March 30th, 2011 (Root Day).
Limited to 1.907 bottles.