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Aurelien Verdet Nuits-St-Georges Les Damodes Premier Cru 2011

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750ML / 13.5% ABV
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750ML / 13.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Planted in the 1960s, th premier cru vineyard of Damodes lies at the top of the slope north of Nuits-Saint Georges, just before Vosne-Romanée. The bouquet is redolent of plums and the wine has a complex, weighty structure.

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A rich version, saturated with black cherry, blackberry, violet and iron aromas and flavors. This shows sweet fruit and remains impeccably balanced, extending through the long, vibrant finish. Best from 2016 through 2028.
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Aurelien Verdet

Aurelien Verdet

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Aurelien Verdet, France
Aurélien’s father was one of the pioneers of the biodynamic/organic movement in Burgundy in the 60s and 70s. Young Aurélien has taken over the domain and recently built in new winery in his Acrenant. All of the wines are organically grown. Aurélien says nothing is done by rote. Everything is done by feel, by taste, by intuition, by the phases of the moon and as the wines from each parcel and from each vintage demand.
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Nuits-St-Georges Wine

Cote de Nuits, Burgundy

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Inhabiting the bottom end of the northern half of the Côte d’Or, Nuits-St-Georges is a busy, market-driven town and home to many of Burgundy’s negociants. It is also the largest town in the Côte d’Or after Beaune and contributes "nuits" to the name of Côte de Nuits (i.e., the northern half of the Côte d’Or).

The appellation itself is divided into two parts, where in the north it directly borders Vosne-Romanée, the southerly end is the commune of Prémeaux. There are no Grands Crus in this village, though it does have a large number of Premiers Crus.

The best Nuits-St-Georges Pinot Noir are layered with cherry, plum, underbrush and sandalwood. The fruit is sweet, the wine energetic, and the finish long and lush.

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Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”

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