Premier Cru
"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.

Tasting notes

Lovely dark ruby and colour.
Expressive nose with notes of kirsch, dry fruits (almond) with a nice intensity.
On the palate the wine is direct with a lively mineral expression. Nicely balanced we find again some fruits notes. Tannins are present at the end but smooth.

Food and wine pairings

The Nuits-Saint-Georges rouge Premier Cru « Terres Blanches » 2012 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.