WINERY: Domaine Philippe Gavignet
WINEMAKER: Philippe Gavignet
REGION: FRANCE • Burgundy • Nuits-Saint-Georges
BLEND: 100% Pinot Noir
AGE OF VINES: 20 to 50 years
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled tanks. Aged in French oak barrels (15% new) for 14 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of poached cranberries, cherries and colored peppers. Smooth tannins; medium-bodied, with good spice.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Roasted chicken with herbs; pork sausages
‘Clos des Dames Huguettes’ is a large vineyard located directly above Nuits-Saint-Georges, in the wind-swept hills of the Hautes-Côtes, between 1,050 and 1,200 feet in altitude. Terroir here is similar to the clay-limestone soils of the Côte d’Or, yet top soils are much thinner. This higher perch and rocky terrain translates into a Pinot Noir of serious aromatic definition and cool red fruit flavors; all the depth and concentration you’d expect from Nuits, wrapped in a dashing silky robe.