Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Clay and limestone
Site : The area of production of the Nuits Saint Georges Premiers Crus is split up into two areas : North and South of the Commune of Nuits Saint Georges. This Premier Cru "Chaînes Carteaux" is located South of Nuits Saint Georges, nearly at the border with the village of Premeaux, in the very heart of the Premiers Crus, where the structure of the soil is light and produces wines which are at the same time well-structured and generous.
The Vintage 2011 : After a very cold winter and a demanding spring, the hot summer was regularly interrupted by rainy intervals. It gave way early September to a bright and warm weather, that speeded up the maturation of the grapes. Harvest began in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. Long and careful macerations have allowed to enhance the fleshy texture and smooth and elegant tannins of the Pinot Noir. Aging in oak during 17 months
Tasting : Bright ruby colour. Intense aromas of ripe plum and raspberry on a beautiful vanilla note. Dense and voluminous. Complex and generous. Deep texture. Well-integrated oak-note and elegant tannins. Long and generous finish.
Food pairing : To be enjoyed with white or red meat, grilled or roasted, games and all sorts of cheeses especially all the cheeses produces in Burgundy (Epoisses, Langres, Citeaux, Ami du Chambertin