2012 Nuits-St Georges, Vieilles Vignes, Patrice et Michèle Rion

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From a vineyard called Les Plateaux, planted in 1971, this wine is medium purple in colour with quite ripe fruit, black notes, and some clay in the soil lending extra weight to the wine. The succulent dark fruit is backed by a lick of acidity and a little touch of tannin.Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine DirectorPicking began on 24th September through to 5th October, producing a tiny yield in Premeaux after heavy rain during flowering. However, Chambolle survived in places and did go through malolactic fermentation with ease, leaving Nuits-St Georges to be much later. Despite healthy fruit, the