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

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This cuvée had been produced to pay tribute to history. Indeed, it comes from the oldest vines planted in 1922 of the famous Premier Cru "Aux Perdrix" and covers 8 ouvrées. The vines are located on the north side of the climat (East exposure) on a clayey dominance soil. The word "ouvrée" is the unit measure used in Burgundy for the vines surface. It used to represent the surface that a winegrower could dig on 1 day and corresponds to 4.28 ares (0.105 acres).
In 2010, 6 barrels had been produced, aged and bottled in bottles (75cl), magnums (1.5l), jeroboams (3l) and mathusalems (6l) representing 1344 flasks.

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

The nose is very expressive, intense on black fruits aromas (black currant, blueberry) and smooth spices. Nice complexity. The palate is nicely balanced, full with a great volume. Some mineral notes with black fruits show a lovely harmony. The tannins are here but not aggressive, they are well integrated.
Splendid finish and length. The wine stays for long minutes

Food and wine pairings

The Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru Aux Perdrix, cuvée "Les 8 Ouvrées" 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

It can be served at 13-14° C or kept in cellar between 8 to 10 years.