Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos des Perrières
"The Chevaliers du Tastevin established their Confrérie in this iconic Côte de Nuits village in 1934. This wine's robust structure is the result of a combination of the grape, our east/south-east facing Nuiton chalk and marl soils, and our vinification work."
Vinification & Elevage
The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in small crates to prevent the bunches being compacted. For our red wines, the grapes arriving at the vat room pass over a sorting table and are sorted before being loaded into the vinification vat. We immediately carry out a "cold pre-fermentation" maceration which, by cooling the vat to 10°C, optimises the extraction of the grapes' natural flavours and oxygenates the must. We favour long vatting with daily cap-punching for 8-10 days to facilitate the extraction of the tannins and colours. Lastly, the final maceration lasts 3-5 days, while the must macerates gently at a controlled temperature to develop greater finesse and aromas. This is followed by ageing for 12-14 months in oak barrels, 30% of which are lightly-heated new barrels.
Commentaries by our oenologist
"Colour: intense red. Nose: notes of small fruits. Palate: a touch of vanilla, kernel, deep "
Goes well with wild duck with cream sauce, classic jugged hare.