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Nuits-Saint-Georges: Domaine Gavignet-Béthanie et Filles Premier Cru 'Les Poulettes' Rouge 2016

Sisters (and 4th generation winemakers), Christine and Claire, produce this well-balanced Pinot Noir from the excellent 'Les Poulettes' Premier Cru site which lies on the southern side of the village at the foot of the Vallerots coombe.

Bottle
£48.00
Bottle (Case)
£576.00
Tasting Notes

The Premier Cru wines of Nuits-Saint-Georges (one of the France's most evocative viticultural names) have a reputation as being some of the most muscular of the Côte de Nuits. The Gavignet-Bethanie 'Les Poulettes' has a firm structure and displays strawberry aromas in its youth, developing a complex palate of mushroom and truffle with age.

About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Burgundy, Côte de Nuits
Grape Variety (Cépage) Pinot Noir
Food & Wine Matching Charcuterie, Cheese, Chicken and Turkey, Pork
Viticulture Non-Organic
Vintage 2016
Cellarage Drink 2019 to 2031.
Vinification Hand-harvested grapes are sorted then macerated for 8 days. Fermentation takes place over 3 weeks during which time the juice is pumped over twice a day. Once fermented, the wine is matured in a mixture of new and used oak barrels for 18 months before bottling.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 13.5
Producer

Domaine Gavignet-Béthanie et Filles

Domaine Gavignet-Béthanie et Filles was formed in the 1970s when third generation wine-maker Christian Gavignet (whose father Gaby was the winemaker at the Hospices des Nuits) married Michèle Béthanie, who had family vine-holdings herself. Their daughters, Christine and Claire, have successfully run this 9 hectare family enterprise since their first vintage in 2001.

 

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