Domaine Pierre Naigeon Hautes-Cotes de Nuits sans sulfites ajoutés Vieilles Vignes 2018

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Domaine Pierre Naigeon Hautes-Cotes de Nuits sans sulfites ajoutés Vieilles Vignes 2018

Country - France

Region - Burgundy

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Pierre Naigeon

Tasting notes - Charming, characteristic raspberry fruit tones with hints of spice leads to a smooth palate of sweet Morello cherry and a hint of smokiness. A well structured wine, with balanced oak and a long finish. 

Domaine Pierre Naigeon Hautes-Cotes de Nuits sans sulfites ajoutés Vieilles Vignes 2018

Charming, characteristic raspberry tones with hints of
spice and a lovely purity of fruit.


Producer Note
Pierre Naigeon is a leading and renowned producer in the Côtes de Nuits. The
Naigeon family has been established in Gevrey-Chambertin for over 150 years. They
acquired some vines and started to produce wine in 1890. The estate remained
reasonably small until 2003 when Pierre purchased more land increasing their
holdings to 11.5 hectares. Pierre Naigeon believes passionately in sustainable
farming, without the use of herbicides. He believes in non-interventionist winemaking
and aims to produce wines full of fragrance, revealing the natural terroir. The
average age of his vines is remarkably high, mostly over 50 years, which endows the
wines with an extraordinary quality, maturity and concentration.


Vintage
A wet winter and spring built soil water reserves which was important for the
forthcoming growing season. A cold snap in February allowed the vines to rest and
the sap to descend. Warm weather in April increased the vine's development, which
continued throughout the hot, dry growing season. Harvest took place under good
conditions producing exceptionally healthy fruit. 2018 is an excellent vintage.


Vineyard
The vineyard is situated in the appellation of the Haute Côtes de Nuits, which is
located on the higher slopes of the escarpment. The Guyot trained vines are
carefully and sustainably managed throughout the year. Only organic fertilisers are
employed; no herbicides or insecticides are used in the vineyards. Ploughing takes
place to control weeds and specific attention is paid to controlling yields. Meticulous
pruning, shoot and bunch thinning, and a green harvest take place in order to
concentrate the flavours in the berries. It is considered optimal for the vines to carry
just five to six bunches prior to harvest. The soils are made up of clay and limestone,
with large chalky pebbles, which produce elegant wines. The harvest takes place
manually using flat bins, with each case containing one layer of grapes to avoid
crushing. The vineyard is currently in conversion to organic status.


Winemaking
A thorough selection process took place to ensure only healthy fruit was vinified. Cold
maceration took place for six to seven days, followed by natural fermentation with
indigenous yeasts from the grapes, lasting 10 to 15 days. Daily remontage, or
pumping over, took place during fermentation to oxygenate the must and a light
pigeage (punching down of the cap), ensured the desired level of extraction.
Ageing took place on the fine lees for 14 months in French oak, of which 10% was
new. The wine was vinified in a gravity-fed winery without the use of pumps and was
not fined or filtered prior to bottling. Produced without added sulphur.


Tasting Note
Charming, characteristic raspberry aromas are layered with hints of spice, which
lead to a smooth palate of sweet Morello cherry and a touch of smokiness.
Beautifully structured, with balanced oak and an exquisite finish.


Grape
Pinot Noir 100%

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