Visual Pitiot © Sylvain and Jean Charles Servant
Communes of Burgundy, for the most part, Assistant to the names of the best plot, in the late nineteenth century. The climate "St. George" and was combined with the name of the village of Nights 1898. Focus on this name, the southernmost coast of Nights.
Small town of 5000 souls, Nuits-Saint-Georges is entitled to many Premier Cru appellation listed on the. It covers indeed 318 hectares, whose 143 classified first growths (the number of 42).
It is in this town that was founded the Brotherhood of the Knights of Tastevin, famous in Burgundy, and whose first "chapter" was held in 1934. The growing success of the meetings of the Knights then forced to move to hold their meetings at the Chateau du Clos Vougeot. Nights also has a civil hospital, founded in the late seventeenth century. A auction sale is held annually on the Sunday before Palm Sunday. Moins médiatisée que celle des Hospices de Beaune, it allows to auction the production of vineyard hospices (fruit of donations), essentially following the first growths of the common.
Climates of Nuits Saint-Georges are the witnesses of the secular history that sank here, like the St. George, which they say they were already vineyards in the year one thousand, Vaucrains wine or strong, but also of quails, Champs Perdrix, Porets, Clos and the Marschallin, of Argillières, Forest-Saint-Georges, of Chores, of Arlot, on the town of Premeaux. All these evocative names resound in the ears of lovers of great wines.
Produced from a brown soil formed from limestone and clay, Nuits-Saint-Georges usually wear red color and intense dark. Powerful, complex, and well balanced, their aromas mingle with both the cherry, blackcurrant, the nose, and often spices. In mouth, they show the vinosity, the sap, of the frame and velvet both. Particularly robust, there are cut for a long aging.