Domaine Jean Chauvenet, Nuits Saint Georges
Brand : Domaine Jean Chauvenet
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The wines of Nuits-Saint-Georges are not soft in their youth, but that is the true character of the terroir: robust tannins, dark fruit, and a mineral infusion from the iron-inflected soils that, taken together, can only come from this singular district. The estate’s holdings are farmed with the underlying objective of achieving certification as an organic grower in the coming years. Harvest is manual. Vinification is classic with 100% destemming and a brief period of cold maceration followed by two to three weeks of cuvaison, the length of which is determined by the appellation and the inherent structure of each wine. A decanting follows and then the wine is moved into small barrels where the malolactic occurs. An elevage of about 18 months occurs and the wines are bottled without fining or filtration.
Ripe, complex Pinot Noir with voluptuous ripe black fruit flavours and gamey, earthy nuances. Rightly impressing wine pundits worldwide so save for special occasions.