Technical sheet

The appellation

At the eve of the 20th century, Nuits decided, like Gevrey and Morey, to append the name of its best-known climat to the town name.
The vineyards, solidly seated on middle Jurassic sedimentary formations, are cut in two by the town, where the Meuzin stream flows out of the Combe de la Serrée. To the north lies Vosne-Romanée, to the south, Premeaux-Prissey. Being exposed to a variety of directions, the characteristic tastes vary, with more rustic wines to the south of the village. Nuits wines are only at their best after several years, and are ideal for patient collectors...

The citadel, founded in around 1000 AD, derives its name from the Nuicthons, or walnut trees, which were abundant nearby. The strong ramparts protected its inhabitants, nobles, wine growers and religious communities. In the 18th century the town started to export its wine, and several wine merchants sprung up in the following century. The Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin was created here in the 1930s. To help protect the wine industry, badly hit by the Great Depression, they created the Saint-Vincent Tournante wine festival and the Tastevinage seal of approval. 

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!

The vine

Corvées Pagets
Geographic situation:
Nuits-Saint-Georges lies on a bed of Comblanchien marble, on the hillside at the base of the Combe de la Serrée, in the sediment cone of the Hautes-Côtes. Our vineyard is on the southern part of the hillside, astride the border between Nuits and Premeaux-Prissey, halfway between the climats of Saint-Georges and the Clos de la Maréchale, at an altitude of 240 m.
Surface: 0.3327 ha
Exposure: East
Plantings: 1987/1988

Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Soil and subsoil: very pebbly (white Comblanchien oolite) at the bottom of the plot, reddish soil, clayey but only slightly calcareous.

Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha

Rootstock: only clones.

Organic agriculture: since 1998. Official approval Ecocert in 2000.

Pruning: Guyot

Vineyard news: Earthing-up of the vines in winter. Spraying of nettle and rhubarb, horsetail, yarrow, tansy, comfrey tea during each treatment. Biodynamic preparations of 500 and 501 at the end of the winter and of 501 in spring before the flower. Suckers removed in spring.

The wine

Harvest date: September 25th 2021 (fruit day).
Selection in the vineyard and on arival in the winery.
Yield: 24.2 hl/ha

Harvest not crushed and vatted by gravitaty.
No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) for 5 days.
Length of maceration: 15 days.
A light pumping-over per day until the end of vatting time.
Pressing with the vertical press.

Length: 16 months.
Type: in oak barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 20%
Toasting: long and slow.
Source of wood: forest of Citeaux.
All the barrels racked.
Light and soft filtration. No fining.

December 7th 202 (root day).
Limited to 1021 bottles.

Family Domaine at the heart of Burgundy

Contact us

7bis, rue de l’Eglise
21700 Premeaux Prissey

+33(0)3 80 62 48 25
+33(0)3 80 61 25 44

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