Premier Cru "Aux Perdrix"
Cuvée "Les 8 Ouvrées"

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Clayey-limestone soil, with a limestone predominance. Vines were planted in 1922.

Winemaking and Aging

Grapes are harvested by hand then sorted out and totally destemmed. Maceration is made and alcoholic fermentation lasts from 15 to 18 days in temperatures' control vats, with punching of the cap. Aging is 100 % made in oak barrels with 100 % of new barrels during 18 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

This special cuvee "Les 8 Ouvrées" 2009 has a very beautiful dark red colour, almost black.
The nose is powerful, spicy with notes of black fruits (blackcurrant, blueberry). Nose is mature, silky.
In the mouth, the wine is full bodied with silky tannins. Fruit is blended with sweet spicy notes.
Very nice aromatic persistence.

Food and wine pairings

Le Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Aux Perdrix, Cuvée « Les 8 Ouvrées » 2009 will perfectly go with meats in sauce like beef bourguignon or coq au vin, red meat like prime cut of beef, leg of lamb, as well as strong cheese.

Service and cellaring

Le Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Aux Perdrix, Cuvée « Les 8 Ouvrées » 2009 could be tasted right away at 13-14° C or kept in cellar between 8 to 10 years.