Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru Clos de Thorey


Clos de Thorey
Surface: 3.0771 ha
Exposure: South
Plantings: in 1975: 1,5624 ha the bottom of the closs & in 2013: 1.5147 ha at the top of the clos.

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.


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.
Grape variety : 100% Pinot Noir
Soil and subsoil : soil very chalky.
Planting density : 13 600 vines/ha
Organic agriculture: since 2012. Received official approval ECOCERT in 2015.
Training style : Guyot
Vineyard news : Earthing-up of the vines in winter. Spraying of nettle and rhubarb, horsetail, yarrow, tansy, comfrey tea during each treatment. Biodynamic preparation of 500 and 501 at the end of the winter and of 501 in spring before the flower. Suckers removed in spring.Evasivage au printemps.


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.