Red Wines Exclusively from Pinot Noir
Côtes-de-Nuits-Villages appellation is a wine region located in the northern part of the Côte d’Or, Burgundy, Eastern France. The AOC Côte-de-Nuits Villages was created in 1964. It concerns the communes of Fixin, Brochon, Premeaux, Comblanchien, and Corgoloin, located on the vineyard of the Côte de Nuits (the villages of Fixin and Brochon can also claim to the Côte de Beaune appellation).
On average, 31,000 liters of white wines and 640,000 liters of red wines are produced in this appellation each year. The majority of the reds are made almost exclusively from the Pinot Noir grape variety, which gives its best expression in Burgundy, and whites from the Chardonnay grape variety.
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The pinot noir gives superb purple highlights to the intense garnet and aromas of cherry, blackcurrant, and gooseberry, nuanced by hints of spice and undergrowth. Red or white, the Côte-de-Nuits Villages have pleasant wines and accessible.
In the mouth, the reds are fat and round, with tannins very present in their youth. The whites have a light golden robe and aromas of white flowers accompanied by plum, ripe fruit, and spices as they age. They are sharp and clean wines that behave with elegance. Both colors can wait in the cellar for a few years.
Vineyard Where Sun Never Sets
In the upper part, the soils are brown and not very calcareous, with a scree that thickens in an embankment going up to the base of the hill, where the silts accumulate. The vineyards of the Cote de Nuits are planted on the southeast and east-facing slopes that receive the best sun exposures, with vineyards designated as premier and grand cru almost always planted on this ideal aspect at elevations between 250–300 meters above sea level.
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A part of the important features of Côtes-de-Nuits-Villages appellation for red wines are as follows:
- Soil: Limestone.
- Taste: Right balance.
- Wine color: Red.
- Aromas: Cherry, blackcurrant, and gooseberry, nuanced by hints of spice and undergrowth.
- Aging potential: 2 – 5 years.
- Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C
A part of the important features of Côtes-de-Nuits-Villages appellation for white wines are as follows:
- Soil: Composed of marl strata of the Upper Jurassic.
- Taste: Rich, fruity.
- Wine color: White.
- Aromas: White flowers accompanied by plum, ripe fruit and spices as they age.
- Aging potential: 1 – 2 years.
- Serving temperature: 7 to 9° C
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