Jean-Claude Boisset Nuits-Saint-Georges Le Coteau des Bois 2019
Region: Côte de Nuits , Burgundy, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir is ruby red in colour. The frank nose exudes aromas of small red berries embellished with some liquorice notes. On the palate, this fresh and delicious wine reveals ripe, fresh tannins and an impressive length.
Halfway between Dijon and Beaune and with an easterly exposure, the vineyards of Nuits-Saint-Georges cover six kilometres, with 160 hectares of Village-appellation vines. The range of soils, exposure and locations here creates a great diversity of sites. This vineyard, ‘Coteau des Bois’ is located on the slopes of Nuit-Saint-Georges, which you can see from the roof of Jean-Claude Boisset's winery. As the name suggests, the vines are on the hillside adjacent to a small forest, 'Bois de Charmois'. Gregory only uses the fruit from the top part of the slope in order to achieve a wine with great freshness. The vines are planted on clay and silt soils and have an easterly exposure.
Jean-Claude Boisset is a family-owned wine company founded in 1961. Jean-Claude’s first parcel of land was located in Gevrey-Chambertin and today the company is based in Les Ursulines, a former convent in Nuits-Saint-Georges, and run by his children Jean-Charles and Nathalie. In 2018, they opened a new state-of-the-art winery, which reflects their modern, technical approach to winemaking. The wines have been made by Grégory Patriat since 2002. He previously worked as head viticulturalist and assistant winemaker at the legendary Domaine Leroy, and has brought a detailed, vineyard-led approach to Jean-Claude Boisset