Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Procès 2013

SKU/Code: 
DB0421-13
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Farming Type: 
Sustainable
Arnoux-Lachaux

This 0.63 hectare vineyard is situated in the middle of the slope. The soil here is made of clay and limestone, which ensures a certain minerality in the wine; the average age of the vines is about 40 years old.

The wine is fermented 30% whole-cluster; the fruit is put in tank without any crushing. A cold soak follows, then the alcoholic fermentation takes place with very little intervention,with pump-overs and punch-downs as needed. The wine is then gravity-fed into French oak barrels (60% one-year-old, 40% new) for malolactic fermentation and aging. Bottled at the beginning of March.

89-92 points
"A pretty and well-layered blend of both red and black pinot fruit is liberally laced with earth, spice and floral elements. The well-delineated and punchy middle weight flavors possess ample richness as well as very good volume before concluding in a slightly more powerful and complex finale."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, #57, Jan 2015
88-91 points
"Bright, dark red. Medicinal black cherry complicated by clove and white flowers on the nose. Intensely flavored and supple, with a fine-grained texture giving the mid-palate a creamy quality for the year. This has very good concentration but the serious dusty tannins currently clamp down on the finish. Should evolve slowly."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous Media
, Jan 2015