Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur Nuits-Saint-Georges “Aux Saint-Julien”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Aux Saint Juliens is an old vine site (65 years) with a small vineyard surface (just over an acre) located on a flat plot south of Nuits.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Elaboration: The harvest is done by hand. The grapes are then carefully sorted at the winery. Enzymage, yeasting, cold pre-fermentation maceration for one week, daily pigeage, warm maceration. Aged for 12 months in oak barrels, of which 1/3 new, malolactic fermentation in barrels, then assembly in stainless steel tanks for 3 months. Light filtration to bring more clarity and aromatic purity.
Tasting Notes: The aromas are powerful and complex, they combine cherry, blackcurrant on their youth, and aging with notes of truffles and spices. Round and harmonious tannins.
2017 – 90-92 Points, Vinous
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.