Domaine Daniel Rion & Fils Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Grandes Vignes 2016
Rich and deeply colored, with wild fruit flavors: blackberry, blackcurrant, with elegant and present tannins. Its intense dark color announces the powerful and complex flavors that mix blackcurrant, blackberry and bilberry. The tannins are firmer for the parcels located at the South and more flexible for those of the North of the town of Nuits Saint Georges, a solid structure.
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.