2017 Julien Cruchandeau Hautes Cotes de Nuits

$ 26.99

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A passionate and successful former musician, Julien Cruchandeau has been in complete tune with his vineyards in the tiny village of Chaux, in the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits above Nuits-Saint-Georges, since 2010. From a tiny cellar packed with barrels under his home, Cruchandeau offers wonderful wines in an area of Burgundy once known for high volume and lower quality. His natural practices and hands-off style create true Burgundy Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that are aromatic, bright, fresh and pretty, and clearly express a sense of place. Taking a cue from their young, exciting maker, these wines are fun, pleasing and easy to drink. A rising star in the region, Cruchandeau offers high-level quality at entry-level prices.

Production: 1,000 btls/yr, 0.5 hectare
Age of the vines: 20 years
Terroir: Located a few kilometres from Nuits Saint Georges, on a steep slope facing south/south-west, at an altitude of around 380 metres. It is clay and limestone with very little soil.
Cultivation method: Lutte raisonnée
Terroir: Located a few kilometres from Nuits Saint Georges, on a steep slope facing south/south-west, at an altitude of around 380 metres. It is clay and limestone with very little soil.
Harvesting: Grapes are hand-picked and -sorted
Fermentation: 50% to 100% destemming depending on the vintage. Cold maceration for ten days or so with frequent pumping over and punching down.
Maturation: Approximately 15 months on lees in oak barrels with 20% new barrels
Tasting notes: A delicate nose, aromas of red fruit (blackcurrant, redcurrant) and intense colour. Great structure and fine tannic presence in the mouth.

France, Burgundy, Nuits-Saint-Georges
100% Pinot Noir

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