Source: January 2022 Week 2, Robert Parker Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 20th Jan 2022 (RP-92-94)
The 2020 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Porrets-Saint-Georges opens in the glass with aromas of cherries, red berries, rose petals, orange rind and sweet forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and seamless, it’s layered and enveloping, with melting tannins, lively acids and a long, perfumed finish. Derived from vines that are over 60 years old, this is well worth seeking out.
The name “Les Porrets” probably comes from a deformation of the word “poiriers”. A long time ago, the vine advantageously replaced the orchards on this marly, chalky clay, so favourable to the great wines of the Cote de Nuits. In 2007, Bouchard Pere & Fils purchased 32 “ares” of this appellation, next to the “Climat” Les Cailles.
TASTING NOTE: Rich bouquet with aromas of red and black fruit blended with a smoky note. Structured and generous on the palate, this wine is delightfully spirited. Very good ageing potential.
FOOD/WINE PAIRING: Red meat dishes in sauce, also grilled or roasted, medium-flavoured cheeses.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Between 17C to 18C
AGEING POTENTIAL: 7 to 10 years and more
HARVEST: manual, in small cases of 13 kg. Careful manual sorting of each grape.
VINIFICATION: Following total or partial destemming on the vintage, fermentation in small containers, gentle pressing ensure optimal vinification. Depending on the profile of the vintage, vatting lasts 15 to 20 days.
MATURING: is carried out for 12 to 14 months in French oak, with 40 to 50% new oak.
AGEING: The cellars of the Bastions of the ancient Chateau de Beaune offer natural ambient conditions that are perfectly adapted to ageing the Premiers Crus.
GRAPE VARIETY: Pinot Noir
SOIL OF THE APPELATION: Limestone and clay with marls
TOTAL SURFACE OF THE APPELATION IN PRODUCTION:3.55 hectares
DOMAIN SURFACE IN PRODUCTION: 0.32 hectares