Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Procès 2015

SKU/Code: 
DB0421-15
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
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 70% whole-cluster. The wine is then gravity-fed into French oak barrels (20% new) for malolactic fermentation and aging. 

(91-93) points
"(70% vendange entier; 20% new oak): Alluring aromas of red cherry, redcurrant, rose petal and spices. Sweet but firm wine with lovely inner-mouth energy and a touch of minerality giving precision to its flavors of red fruits and flowers. Finishes dry and classic, with a solid tannic spine and excellent length."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous
, January 2017
90-92 points
"This too is notably restrained and it takes plenty of swirling to coax the aromas of more deeply pitched red and dark currant, earth, game and soft floral scents from the glass. There is both fine volume and richness to the tautly muscular and powerful flavors that culminate in a mildly rustic and markedly firm finale. This is a classic Nuits that will require extended cellaring to resolve the firm structure."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, January 2017