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Louis Jadot Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Vaucrains Premier Cru 2015

Pinot Noir from Nuits-St-Georges, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • D92
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Winemaker Notes

Les Vaucrains is a full bodied wine, well-balanced, with a nice ruby color. It shows aromas of red berries and spices.

It matches red meat, game and most cheeses.

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BH 94
Burghound.com
The patently sauvage-inflected aromas possess better layering that includes plum, dark currant, humus and warm earth nuances. As is typically the case this is a big, bold and muscular effort that is both mineral-driven and powerful while delivering first-rate depth and length on the balanced and youthfully austere finale. Note that this is unapologetically built-to-age and a wine that is absolutely going to need it.
RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains has much more personality and charm than the NSG Les Boudots, with copious red cherry and kirsch scents, hints of blood orange developing with time in the glass. The palate is well balanced with supple tart red cherry fruit, a pleasant piquancy here with a focused, quite tensile finish that just needs to develop a little more length. Nonetheless, this is a classy Nuits Saint-Georges.
Range:91-93
D 92
Decanter
Sleek raspberry nose with some glossy oak. Robust attack, with desne, chewy tannins typical of the site. Forceful rather than elegant, a gutsy style that demands time.
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Louis Jadot

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Louis Jadot, Nuits-St-Georges, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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The House of Louis Jadot has been producing exceptional Burgundy wines since its founding in 1859 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot. For the past 150 years Louis Jadot has continued as one of the great names of Burgundy and has gained international reputation for its superb red and white Burgundy wines. Louis Jadot is not only one of the largest producers of estate Burgundies of the Cote d'Or, it is one of the most celebrated exporters of premium Burgundies, owning close to 140 acres of vineyards from 24 of the most prestigious sites in Burgundy.

Nuits-St-Georges

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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.

Pinot Noir

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One of the most difficult yet rewarding grapes to grow, Pinot Noir is commonly referred to by winemakers as the “heartbreak grape.” However, the greatest red wines of Burgundy prove that it is unquestionably worth the effort. More reflective than most varieties of the land on which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate, requires low yields to achieve high quality, and demands care in the vineyard and lots of attention in the winery. It is an important component of Champagne and the only variety permitted in red Burgundy. Pinot Noir enjoys immense popularity internationally, most notably in Oregon, California, and New Zealand.

In the Glass

Pinot Noir Is all about red fruit—strawberry, raspberry, and cherry. It is relatively pale in color with soft tannins and lively acidity. It ranges in body from very light to the heavier side of medium, typically landing somewhere in the middle—giving it extensive possibilities for food pairing. With age (of which the best examples can handle an astounding amount), it can develop hauntingly beautiful characteristics of fresh earth, autumn leaves, and truffles.

Perfect Pairings

Pinot’s healthy acidity cuts through the oiliness of pink-fleshed fish like salmon, ocean trout, and tuna. Its mild mannered tannins don’t fight with spicy food, and give it enough structure to pair with all sorts of poultry—chicken, quail, and especially duck. As the namesake wine of Boeuf Bourguignon, it can even match with heavier fare. Pinot Noir is also very vegetarian-friendly—most notably with any dish that features mushrooms.

Sommelier Secret

Pinot Noir is dangerously drinkable, highly addictive, and has a bad habit of emptying the wallet. Look for affordable but still delicious examples from Germany (as Spätburgunder), Italy (as Pinot Nero), Chile, New Zealand, and France’s Loire Valley and Alsace regions.

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