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

Beautiful ruby colour with bright purple tints.

The nose is structured, deep and intense. It opens on floral notes (rose) and tiny fruits (BlackBerry, wild fruits) and then express spices as Pepper and mint.

On the palate the wine is generous and voluptuous with a round structure. Tannins are present and smooth. We feel well the berries notes. It ends on a fresh final with a long aftertaste.

Food and wine pairings

The Nuits-Saint-Georges rouge Premier Cru 'Les Terres Blanches' 2013 will pair perfectly with rib-eye and lamb as navarin, lamb chops or lamb shoulder.

Service and cellaring

Temperature to taste: 13.14° C. To keep in cellar and taste from 5 to 8 years.

Art of tasting

Owning great wines in your cellar is not enough, you also need to know how to serve them.
Temperature is an essential element around 53-57°F for the white and 55-59°F for the red. And if you don't have the right tasting glass which well amplify the wine's aromas, you may considerably reduce your tasting pleasure.
A great glass gives a large ventilation surface to the wine and a tightening neck, which allow the nose to grasp more casily the richness and the complexity of a great wine.