Domaine des Perdrix Nuits-Saint-Georges ‘Les 8 Ouvrées’ 2014
TERROIR - This cuvée had been produced to pay tribute to history. Indeed, it comes from the oldest vines planted in 1922 of the famous Premier Cru ‘Aux Perdrix’ and covers a size of 8 ouvrées.The word ‘ouvrées’ is the unit measure used in Bourgogne for the vines surface. It used to represent the surface that a winegrower could dig in 1 day and corresponds to .105 acres.
WINEMAKING - To preserve their integrity, grapes are carefully harvested and sorted out by hand. Before beginning the alcoholic fermentation we make a cold pre-fermentation during 4 to 6 days to work on the phelonic component’s exctraction. Grapes are previously partially destemmed. Then full maceration lasts for 15 days during which we’ll only use pigeages (punching the cap). Intensity and numbers are lead to the concentration of tannins, perfumes and colour. Alcoholic fermentation is realized with natural yeasts.
TASTING NOTES - Beautiful and bright garnet colour with purple tints. The nose is concentrated with black fruits aromas (blackcurrant and black cherry are predominant). On the palate, the wine is generous
Wine Enthusiast - "The wine comes from a parcel of 90-year-old vines at the heart of the Perdrix vineyard, measuring eight ouvrées or the amount of vines eight workmen could cover in a day. That anecdote aside, this is an impressively structured wine, dark with tannins and with a firm dry core. It does have juicy black fruits although these are right at the back of the line at the moment. So the wine needs to age and will be ready from 2022." - Editor Choice