2016 Victor Fagon Nuits-St.-Georges En Rue de Chaux 1er Cru

Year: 2016
Appellation: Cote de Nuits
Country: France
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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Winery Notes:
The Victor Fagon label is our exclusive label for the outstanding wines of Maison Bertrand Amboise. These wines are among the most concentrated and boldest expressions of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay available in the Cote d’Or today and have been recognized as one of the premier NSG producers since the early 90’s. The domaine dates back to the late 18th century. Bertrand took control of the estate in 1988 after the death of Martin’s (Bertrand’s wife) father and has never looked back. Today Bertrand’s Son, Francois, manages the vineyards (w/Bertrand) & daughter, Ludivine, manages the commercial aspects of the domaine; allowing Bertrand to concentrate on the winemaking. Low yields and ripe skins allow for long, slow fermentations on the skins, sometimes 3+ weeks which is why these wines have more color than most. All cuvees are 100% destemmed. The name on the label represents Francois’s son “Victor” and “Guy-Crescent Fagon”, doctor to Louis XIV and important benefactor to the wines of Nuits Saint Georges. The 21 hectare domaine spread amongst 20 appellations is located in Premeaux-Prissey (the southern side of Nuits Saint Georges) and has been certified organic (Ecocert) since 2013.

100% Barrel; 75% new oak; En Rue de Chaux is situated mid slope just behind NSG at the northern end of the Premeaux side. The vines here average 60 years old. Again just a baby and very primary today; big powerful black fruited nose with lively amounts of smoked herbs and clay soil notes. In the mouth the wine is huge with deep soil complexity and loads of structure. There is great tension through the finish with plenty of fruit.