Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Crots

Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru “Les Crots”

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • Old vines! The average age of the vines is 70 years.
  • The plot has a 5% slope, east facing south of Nuits-Saint-Georges.
  • Best served at temperatures of 15 to 16°C and best enjoyed between 7-10 years.

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir

Elaboration: Vine management includes tillage, partial weeding, grassing of treatment rows, reasoned control, stripping, manual harvesting, sorting in the vineyard before harvest (Verjus , damaged grapes). Strict sorting in the winery, vatting of the whole destemmed berries by gravity; Enzyming, yeasting, pre-fermentation cold maceration for one-week, daily punching down, final warm maceration. 3 weeks vatting. Manual devatting using tanks by gravity in the stainless-steel pneumatic press. The wine is aged 12 months in barrels, 1/3 of which new, malolactic fermentation in barrels, then blending in stainless steel vats for 3 months. Light filtration 5 microns before bottling to improve the brilliance of the wine and its aromatic purity.

Tasting Notes: Dense robe, lots of freshness in its youth with very often aromas of violets. The palate is pleasant, silky, finesse. Over the years, it suggests aromas of slightly liquorice fur, candied cherries.

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PRODUCER BACKGROUND

Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur was established on the slopes of Nuits-Saint-Georges in 1596, and is currently managed by Yvan Dufouleur and his uncle Xavier. The Dufouleur family sold the negociant arm of their business, “Dufouleur Père et Fils,” in 2006, wanting to focus exclusively on estate bottled wines. Four hundred years is a long time for any winery, and through the centuries the family has acquired a whopping 28 hectares of prime vineyard sites extending from Fixin to Santenay. This portfolio includes the exclusive ownership of Fixin Clos du Chapitre Premier Cru. Farming is natural, and cellar work is hands-off. These sensory, revelatory wines are a must for anyone interested in distinctive Burgundy.

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