Wine Region : Burgundy
Grape : Pinot Noir
Tasting notes : The nose is fruity with black fruits aromas and a
spicy note of pepper. This wine is mineral, with elegant acidity and structure.
At the end of the 19th
century most of the Burgundy communes added the name of the best parcel to
theirs. The climat Saint-Georges was added to Nuits in 1898.
It was in this commune that the Confrérie des Chevaliers de Tastevin,
well-known in Burgundy, was then established in 1934. Due to the growing
success of the chevaliers' meetings, the Confrérie moved to the Château du
Clos-Vougeot. Nuits also has a civil hospice that was founded at the end of the
17th century. An auction is held there every year on the Sunday before Palm
Sunday. This auction, with less media coverage than the one at the Hospices de
Beaune, auctions the wine produced on the hospices vineyards (from donations),
which comes mainly from the commune's premiers crus.
Produced from brown limestone and clay soil, the red wines from
Nuits-Saint-Georges are generally dark and intense in colour. Powerful, complex
and well-balanced, their aromas are a mixture of cherry, blackcurrant, truffle
and often spices. High in alcohol, these wines are sappy, well-structured and
velvety on the palate.Particularly robust, they are perfect for a long