In a nutshell: A mellow and mature Nuit-Saint-Georges from a top producer in this village.
The lowdown: Henri Gouges has some of the best parcels in this appellation and fruit from seven of them is used is this cuvée. Along with the ripe red fruit aromas are a few subtle earthy notes. On the palate there are nicely developed black cherry and sweet raspberries with a little savoury herbiness. This vintage is matured very well and is fully ready for drinking.
When to drink: Game, pork and poulty dishes will suit it very well.
Undoubtedly one of the most famous domaines in the northern Côte d'Or market town of Nuits-Saint-Georges the Gouges family have owned vineyards here for generations..
Gregory and Antoine Gouges, great grandsons of Henri, currently run the estate. In total they have just under fifteen hectares of vines in the appellation including parcels in 6 premier cru vineyards. These days the amount of new oak used is restricted to about 25% for each vintage. The combination of their small production and high demand for their wines means they're becoming increasingly harder to find.