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Charles Lachaux, Premier Cru Aux Boudots Nuits Saint Georges 2019
France / Red

Charles Lachaux, Premier Cru Aux Boudots Nuits Saint Georges 2019

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Located at the very top of Boudots, at the appellation's limit.

Lachaux's reds are 100% whole cluster. Macerations are noteworthy for their brevity. In 2019, they ranged from 9 to 12 days. In 2020, some lasted only 6 days. They are also noteworthy for their lack of extraction. All the reds in 2019 were punched down only twice by foot. There is a daily pump over. The reds were aged in older barrels, with the exception of the Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru les Boudots and the Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Suchots, each having one new Stockinger barrel, or 20% of the cuvées. Total sulfur at bottling ranges between 23 and 38ppm.

Country
France
Sub-Region
Vosne-Romanee
Region
Burgundy
Varieties
Pinot Noir
Farming
Lutte Raisonée
Soil
Limestone, clay
Winemaking
100% whole clusters, indigenous yeast fermentation, no added sulfur. Aged in barrel (20% new oak), unfined, unfiltered.