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Nuits-Saint-Georges AOC

Description to Nuits-Saint-Georges AOC

Appellation for red and white wines in the Côte de Nuits part of the Côte d'Or, named after the municipality of the same name south of Dijon. It consists of two parts, which are shared by the town itself. The northern part extends to the border of Vosne-Romanée, the southern part is partly in the commune of Nuits-Saint-Georges and partly in the commune of Premeaux-Prissey. It is vouched for that King Louis XIV (1638-1715) was recommended by his personal physician Guy-Crescent Fagon to enjoy a mature red wine from Nuits-Saint-Georges. Similar to the Hospices de Beaune, there is also an annual charity auction in March called "Hospices de Nuits". This is also the administrative headquarters of the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin.

Nuits-Saint-Georges - Gemeinde mit Rebflächen im Winter

Most of the vineyards face east to south-east and cover 310 hectares of vineyards on alluvial gravel in the north or muddy deposits from the river Meuzin in the lower sections, and deep limestone soils in the south. The red wines account for 300 hectares, 136 of which are classified as Premier Cru. They are often produced from Pinot Noir, with a maximum total of 15% Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. The white wines cover 10 hectares, of which 7 hectares are classified as Premier Cru. They are often produced as single-variety wines from Chardonnay and a maximum of 15% Pinot Blanc.

There are no sites classified as Grand Cru. The 41 Premiers Crus are Aux Argillas, Aux Boudots, Aux Bousselots, Aux Chaignots, Aux Champs Perdrix, Aux Cras, Aux Murgers, Aux Perdrix, Aux Thorey, Aux Vignerondes, Chaines Carteaux, Château Gris, Clos Arlot, Clos de la Maréchale, Clos des Argillières, Clos des Corvées, Clos des Corvées Pagets, Clos des Forêts Saint-Georges, Clos des Grandes Vignes Clos des Porrets-Saint-Georges, Clos Saint-Marc, En la Perrière Noblot, La Richemone, Les Argillières, Les Cailles, Les Chaboeufs, Les Crots, Les Damodes, Les Didiers, Les Hauts Pruliers Les Perrières, Les Porrets-Saint-Georges, Les Poulettes, Les Procès, Les Pruliers, Les Saints-Georges, Les Terres Blanches, Les Vallerots, Les Vaucrains, Roncière and Rue de Chaux

Well known producers are Domaine de l'Arlot, Bichot (Domaine du Clos Frantin), Bouchard Père et Fils, Jean Chauvenet, Dubois, Jadot, Alain Michelot, Nicolas Morin, Gérard Mugneret, Remorquiet and Jean Tardy. Some winegrowers from Nuits-Saint-Georges own small plots of land in the famous Grand Cru vineyard Clos de Vougeot.

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