"Les Terres Blanches" rouge
Chalky-clay soils (clay is predominant)
Winemaking and Aging
Grapes are collected manually, sorted out and then completely destemmed. Maceration is made and the cap of grape skin is punched down to stimulate the process but no pumping over is performed. Alcoholic fermentation lasts from 15 to 20 days. A slight filtration of the juice is performed. After this period, wine is transferred to oak barrels to mature for a period of 12 to 18 months. Vinification and wine ageing are made under the expertise of Robert Vernizeau, a talented winemaker.
Le Nuits Saint Georges 1er cru « Terres Blanches » rouge 2008 is ruby red coloured with cherry red reflections. Acid fruit notes and redcurrant's aromas could be found on the nose. There are light hints of truffle and wood, too. Le Nuits Saint Georges 1er cru « Terres Blanches » rouge 2008 is fine and delicate on the palate. The tannins are smooth with fruity notes.
Food and wine pairings
Le Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru « Terres Blanches » rouge 2008 should be served at 13-14°C. This wine will pair well with prime cuts of beef and lamb.
Service and cellaring
Le Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru « Terres Blanches » rouge 2008 could be tasted right away or cellared for 5 to 10 years.