Hand-harvested and scrupulously sorted, the wine is fermented in open stainless steel tanks for around three weeks, then matured in oak barrels, about 50% new, for 18 months. The wine is dark and purple, with blackberries dominating the nose supplemented by blackcurrants and blueberries. Even if the nose is discreet in youth, its class is always evident. On the palate, it's concentrated, deep and elegant. The tannins are fine, but a certain firmness holds well. A welcome minerality supports the finish. Its elegant structure marries well with dishes such as saddle of lamb, rib steaks or duck breasts.
Pink limestone with 40 to 50cm of clay on top. Medium deep colour, bright fruit up front, clean and clear though there may be the slightest touch of savoury dry post hail character on the palate. The fruit is already covering it though. Clean and focussed.
(91-94) points, Inside Burgundy (November 2019)
Lovely stuff with everything in the right place and proportion. Still youthful but the class of the vineyard shines out. Long and sophisticated. Great tannin and fruit balance. Hint of chestnuts. Not super-fruity – just eloquent.
17+ points, JancisRobinson.com (January 2020)
Originally known as Nuits, then Nuits-sous-Beaune, in 1892 it opted to append it’s name to one of its most important vineyards, Les St.Georges. The most obvious though, is the lending of it’s name to the entire Cote which fittingly ends there (or starts if coming from the south). The commune has no Grand Cru vineyards, a diplomatic decision made by the mayor of the time Henri Gouges in preferring not to single out any vineyard for the highest status.
The appellation falls into two parts, divided by the town itself with the northern section extending to Vosne-Romanée, and the southern section which is partly in Nuits-Saint-Georges and partly in Premeaux. The wines vary according to their provenance - The wines with the most finesse are in the north (associated with Vosne), the richest and most sought-after are those just south of Nuits-St Georges with those lighter in body, in the south around the village of Prémeaux.
The red wines of Nuits-Saint-Georges generally have a deep, dark robe. The powerful, complex nose blends cherry, blackcurrant, fur, truffle, and often spices. These are among Burgundy's most tannic wines, and their balancing roundness makes them full-bodied and solid.
“And lastly, to crown the repast, Ardan had brought out a fine bottle of Nuits, which was found ‘by chance’ in the provision-box. The three friends drank to the union of the earth and her satellite.”
Around the Moon by Jules Verne
The book and passage served as inspiration for the Apollo15 astronauts, who in 1971 christened the crater closest to their landing site, Saint Georges. At the base of the crater, along with a bit of Texan soil, they placed a label of Nuits-Saint-Georges cuvée Terre-Lune.