Premier Cru "Aux Perdrix"

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We own 99% of this Premier Cru located on a limestony and clay soil with a clay predominance. They are 3.50 hectares (8.66 acres) of vines in the South of Nuits-Saint-Georges on a smooth and south facing slope. One of the most beautiful and qualitative Premier Cru of the Appellation.

Winemaking and Aging

Grapes are harvested by hand then sorted out and totally destemmed. Maceration is made and alcoholic fermentation lasts from 15 to 18 days in temperatures' control vats, with punching of the cap. Aging is 100 % made in oak barrels with 30 to 40 % of new barrels during 18 month. Malolactic fermentation is 100 % realized. Wine is bottled in Traditional Burgundy bottles. The cork is marked with the estate's name and the vintage. Robert Vernizeau is the winemaker at Domaine des Perdrix for 16 years.

Tasting notes

The Nuits Saint Georges Premier Cru "Aux Perdrix" 2009 has a very beautiful dark red colour with purple tints.
The nose is intense with spicy notes (white pepper) and aromas of very mature and typical black fruits.
In the mouth, aromas are various: violet, black fruits, spices, and green tea. The mouth is dense, powerful and harmonious.
The tannins are smooth, silky with a nice persistence. Great length.

Food and wine pairings

Le Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru « Aux Perdrix » 2009 will perfectly match with meats in sauce like beef bourguignon or coq au vin, red meat like prime cut of beef, leg of lamb, as well as strong cheese.

Service and cellaring

Le Nuits Saint Georges Premier Cru « Aux Perdrix » 2009 can be served at 13-14° C or kept in cellar between 8 to 10 years.