"Les Terres Blanches" rouge
Limestony and clayey with clay predominance. Plot of 0.77 ha (1.9 acres) located right up to the famous Premier Cru « Aux Perdrix ». We are in the South of the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges and these vines are planted on smooth south facing slopes.
Winemaking and Aging
Grapes are harvested by hand then sorted out and totally destemmed. Maceration is made and alcoholic fermentation lasts from 15 to 20 days in temperatures' control vats, with punching of the cap. Aging is 100 % made in oak barrels (60% new oak) during 15 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.
Lovely ruby colour. The nose express delicate aromas of fresh red fruits (redcurrant). On the palate some chocolate and humus. Tannins are fine and integrated.
Food and wine pairings
The Nuits-Saint-Georges rouge Premier Cru « Terres Blanches » 2011 will pair perfectly with rib-eye and lamb.
Service and cellaring
Temperature to taste: 13.14° C. To keep in cellar and taste from 5 to 8 years.