Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Damodes



From a total of .13 hectares. The 55-year-old vines grow in brown calcareous soils; the vineyard is peppered with chalky limestone blocks called “sheep’s head” that are the result of weathering. These boulders lay on compact pink limestone called "Prémeaux." 

3,000 bottles produced annually.

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(91-93) points
"A brooding and deeply pitched nose grudgingly reveals notes of plum, earth, game and discreet spice nuances. The sleek, vibrant and well-detailed middle weight plus flavors are blessed with ample minerality as well as plenty of palate coating extract on the youthfully austere but strikingly persistent finish. In contrast to the Chambolle 1er, this is going to require at least 6 to 8 years to become more civilized."
Allen Meadows,
, January 2017
93 points
"Bright red-ruby. Initially unforthcoming nose opened with air to offer aromas of black cherry, licorice and violet; some very ripe, liqueur-like notes are lurking but this wine is fresher than the Chambolle premier cru. Then surprisingly closed on the palate, with the sucrosité of the vintage leavened by impressive inner-mouth tension. This rather powerfully structured premier cru finishes with firm tannins and serious length."
Stephen Tanzer,
, January 2018

Product Line: 
Pinot Noir
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