2008 Domaine Gille Cotes de Nuits-Villages 375 ml

Year: 2008
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
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Winery Notes:
The Gille family has resided in the village of Comblanchien continuously since 1570. Today the 9-hectare domaine is run by Pierre Gille and his son, Matthiieu. The vines on this tiny property range from 45 to 80 years of age. The appellation Côte de Nuits-Villages is comprised of 159 hectares in the the communes of Comblanchien, Corgoloin, Premeaux, Fixin and Brochon. The wines are firm and flavorful with an overall virile character. Côte de Nuits-Villages wines offer the broad-shouldered character of Nuits wines yet are accessible when young. They are an ideal bridge between AOC Bourgogne and the great village appellations of the Côte de Nuits, and can offer great value to the savvy Burgundy drinker.

Vinification and Élevage:
Grapes are harvested manually. Vinification starts with 5 days cold maceration followed by natural fermentation without external yeast or temperature control. Maturation lasts 18 months in fine texture, medium toasted, oak barrels (1/3 new).

South of Nuits-Saint-Georges, on the hills of Premeaux-Prissey, Corgoloin and Comblanchien.

Tasting Notes:
On the nose, aromas of red fruits. On the palate, fine and delicate tannins. Richer and more complex than a basic Bourgogne Rouge, assertive yet not as firm and tannic as a village appellation, this wine offers Côte de Nuits character in a very accessible, easy-drinking style. Enjoy with roast beef, ham, chicken on the grill or a hearty soup or stew.