"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 2009 has a beautiful ruby red colour with crimson reflects. On the nose notes of black fruits, delicate spices and cinnamon could be found. The palate is spicy, full of fruits with hint of pepper. The tannins are well present. Le Nuits Saint Georges 1er cru « Terres Blanches » rouge 2009 offers a nice minerality.
Food and wine pairings
Le Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru « Terres Blanches » rouge 2009 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 2009 could be tasted right away or cellared for 5 to 10 years.