Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Procès

2016

This 0.63 hectare vineyard is situated in the middle of the slope. The soil here is made of clay and limestone, which ensures a certain minerality in the wine; the average age of the vines is about 40 years old.

The wine is fermented 50% whole-cluster. The wine is then gravity-fed into French oak barrels (20% new) for malolactic fermentation and aging. 

92+ points
"...opening reluctantly in the glass to reveal aromas of red berries, grilled meat and warm spices. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny but dense, with a deep, concentrated core and chalky structuring tannins. This will need more time than the comparatively precocious 2017 rendition."
William Kelley,
Wine Advocate
, January 2019
92 points
"The 2016 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Procès 1er Cru feels broody on the nose with a hint of scorched earth tincturing the red fruit, complemented by sous-bois, marmalade and brown spices. The palate is marked by plenty of sappy red fruit, open and expressive with a dash of white pepper and cloves towards the long and tender finish. Superb!"
Neal Martin,
Vinous
, March 2018
90-92 points
"Reduction flattens the underlying fruit today. Otherwise there is a really lovely mouthfeel to the relatively sleek and appealingly intense middle weight flavors that exude a subtle minerality while exhibiting solid length and very fine depth on the ever-so-mildly rustic finale."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, January 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB0421-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Sustainable