Côte de Nuits-Villages "Au Leurey"

The limestone always brings more finesse and freshness in this wine.

Story

The vintage
3102 bottles, 72 magnums have been produced in 2018.
Location
It is the first vineyard of Côte de Nuits Village in the south of appellation Nuits Saint Georges. 30 meters of proximity from premiers crus: Clos de la Maréchal and Clos de l'Arlot offer an extremely favorable situation to produce a powerful wine for the appellation.
Terroir
This vineyard was mostly planted in 1937 and located on fairly shallow soil with about 502cm of soil before finding the bedrock. Its south-east exposure also gives a good maturity in this fairly premature terroir. The presence of a lot of limestone in this vineyard allow to keep nice freshness.
Vinification
Harvesting is manual with 40% of whole clusters.
3 weeks of fermentation with very light extraction.
30% of new oak barrels are used for an aging period of 18 months.
Varietals
Pinot Noir : 100%

Advice

Tasting notes
It is a rich and dense vintage, this solar vintage offered beautiful density and flexible tannins to this wine. This has a well-defined nose of red fruit mixed with mushrooms and earth. Note of menthol is present with spiced plum and mineral. The medium-bodied and quiet rich and compact palate offers crunchy red fruit and freshness. This wine require 3 to 4 years to reach his full maturity.