Nuits-St-Georges is the principal town on the Côte de Nuits in the northern half of the Côte d’Or. It is located roughly halfway between Beaune and Dijon and dates back to Roman times. Although Nuits-St-Georges is not the largest commune in the Côte d’Or it is the longest, extending slightly over 5 miles, it joins Vosne-Romanée in the north to Prémeaux in the south. The Nuits-St-Georges Premier Cru vineyards line the mid-slope of the Cote d’Or escarpment. The 15.8 acre, Premier Cru vineyard, Aux Boudots, is located on the steep slopes along the northern side of the town bordering the exceptionalVosne-Romanée Malconsorts vineyard and is close in quality to the Grand Cru level. Here the soils closely resemble those of Vosne, dominated by limestone and pebbles with varying, yet small amounts of clay.
The wines tend to take on more elegance and finesse and less structure and earthiness than those from the southern Nuits.This wine is no exception, drinking more like a Vosne in style, it’s filled with raspberry and black cherry on the nose and is medium bodied with minerality, iodine and piney qualities with rich and concentrated texture, full of red fruits, perfume and fine, silky tannins. A real stand out.