Domaine Truchetet Nuits Saint Georges Vieilles Vignes 2018
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Since Morgan Truchetet and his wife Pauline, along with Morgan's sister Julie have taken over the domaine from their father Jean-Pierre, they are making headlines in the international wine scene. Blessed with beautiful plots with old vines, the wines possess a depth and elegance that sets them apart from many other small domaines in the appellation
The Nuits Saint Georges vieilles vignes comes from two lieu dits in Nuits Saint Georges: Les Topons (planted in 1953) and Les Charbonnières (planted in 1924), with argilo-calcaire (clayey-limestone) terroirs. The average annual production is 2400 bottles.
Manual harvest with a first sorting in the vineyard and a second sorting on the vibrating table. The grapes are 100% destemmed. After a few days of cold maceration, the alcoholic fermentation is done traditionally with the use of natural yeasts. There is no pigeage, just some pumping over during the fermentation. After that, the devatting and pressing. The wine is then transferred into oak barrels where the ageing takes place, including the malolactic fermentation. Roughly 25% of the barrels are new, others are second and third use. After 12 months of ageing the wine is racked and blended in stainless steel tanks before bottling. All is done by gravity.
Dry red wine to be served at 16 degrees Celsius. The nose reveals aromas of red fruits and spices. The mouth is fruity, juicy, well balanced, gourmand and elegant. It is precise with a balanced sweetness and freshness. Pair this with Boeuf Bourguignon, or with stronger cheeses. To drink within 8-10 years but with an overall ageing potential of 15-20 years.