Nuits-Saint-Georges 2012

Louis Jadot Côte d'Or Burgundies

Nuits-Saint-Georges 2012 play

Region: France / Burgundy / Côte de Nuits Villages
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir

Nuits-Saint-Georges is the southernmost commune of the Côte de Nuits, with primarily limestone and marl soils. The grapes are handpicked and sorted, then undergo fermentation with punch-downs twice a day. After a month-long maceration, a proportion of the wine is set to age in French oak barrels for 10 months. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration.

91 Points

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harvest note

2012 was a challenging growing season, characterized by unusual weather patterns. We eased gently into winter, but the mild weather gave way to very cold temperatures at the beginning of February, and hard frosts caused a bit of damage in some areas. March was far milder, allowing bud break to begin early. The weather continued to be chaotic throughout summer, with several thundery storms bringing hail to the region (mainly in the Côte de Beaune). The second half of August and the month of September saw the advent of conditions more favorable to ripening, which proceeded well. The low yields we saw helped the grapes ripen fully.

tasting note

A powerful, tannic and full-bodied wine of intense color, Nuits-Saint-Georges offers robust fruit flavors and nuances of oak in the bouquet. It develops leather and gamy aromas as it ages.

food pairing

Pairs well with marinated or roasted game, beef and pork, and medium-aged cheeses. This wine can be enjoyed immediately or within 10 years of the vintage.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Nuits-Saint-Georges
PH: 3.52
ACIDITY: 3.63 g/l
ABV: 12.82%
AGING: 10 months in French oak (30% new) and stainless steel, 6 months in bottle

points of distinction

  • A powerful, tannic and full-bodied wine
  • Sturdiest and longest-lived wines of the Côte de Nuits
  • about the grape +
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“My aim is to craft enchanting wines that taste of the great diversity of Burgundy.”

– Frederic Barnier, Winemaker

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