Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru

Clos Saint Marc

Red wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges almost always have a dark and intense color. Their aromas are powerful and complex, mixing simultaneously cherries, blackcurrants, fur, truffles and spices. They are among the most tannic Burgundies. The combination of tannin and body makes for big, solid wines.

Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru

The vineyard

Vineyard placement and geology : The Clos St. Marc is opposite the domaine on the lower part of the slope. The vines reside in fairly deep brown soil on a substrate of white and yellow marl, which form the bedrock. This layer retains water well, which has an important impact on the expression of terroir in the wine. The Clos St. Marc measure 0.93 ha, and is the smallest monopoly appellation in Nuits-Saint-Georges.

Vine age : 60 years on average.

Yield and production : 30-35 hl/ha for an average annual production of 4000 bottles

The wine

Hand-harvested and scrupulously sorted, the wine is fermented in open stainless steel tanks for around three weeks, then matured in oak barrels, about 50% new, for 18 months.

Tasting notes
To the eye : the wine is deep, dark and intense, foreshadowing a powerful nose
On the nose : Unpitted wild cherries dominate the nose, along with a typical Nuits warm-earth aroma, though without any heaviness. The nose is ripe with nobility.
On the palate : the wine shows a full body, with incomparably silky tannins giving a rich meatiness. This is a wine with a strong personality. The balanced finish leaves the impression of opulence, and an unparalleled length is supported by minerality and a lovely complexity.

Drinking tips
Its noble, strong character works well with juicy, meaty dishes such as lamb, tournedos Rossini and duckling.
Serve at around 16C-17C. Will age well for 7-15 years