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Domaine Michel Gros Nuits St. Georges les Chaliots 2016 (Burgundy, France) - [RP 89-91] [BH 88-91]
Domaine Michel Gros Nuits St. Georges les Chaliots 2016 (Burgundy, France) - [RP 89-91] [BH 88-91]


 
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Winery: Domaine Michel Gros
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: Nuits St Georges, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: MICHELGROSNSGCHALIOTS16-W
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Press / Wine Critic's Reviews
 
Notes from the Winemaker:

This name derives from the word "CHAILLE" which means small stones. This "climat" in the southern part of Nuits is planted on an alluvial cone, which indicates a large presence of stones.
The soil is clayey, poor in limestone and contains "chailles", a kind of reddish flint, rich in silica. This very special type of soil has encouraged us to make a separate cuvée which characterizes by an abundant minerality, a very pure fruit expression, a quite strong acidity and a powerful body, which give it good aging qualities.

Vinification & Aging:
Traditional vinification. The transfer into barrels takes place a few days afte r de - vatting for an eighteen - month stay. The average proportion of new oak barrels is 30% to 40% depending on the vintage. Only one racking is made at the end of the malolactic fermentation, usually at the end of the winter following the harvest. When the wines are about eighteen months old, that is in April, the blending of the barrels of the same appellation is carried out thanks to a racking in blending vats. We take advantage of this transfer to fine the wines with egg white albumin. The wines are kept "on fining agents" until the end of August, when it's time for bottling.

Ratings & Reviews

89-91 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Nuits Saint-Georges Les Chaliots has a well-defined bouquet with raspberry coulis and bergamot scents, just a hint of Earl Grey tea that emerges with time. The palate is crisp and fresh with fine-grain tannin. I appreciate the tension and energy conveyed by this Chaliots, demonstrating more precision and details than the village cru and with better persistence on the aftertaste. It will require 2 or 3 years to absorb the oak, but it should turn out well." - Neal Martin (29th Dec 2017)

88-91 Points - Allen Meadows' Burghound:
"An overtly sauvage and very earthy nose is composed by notes of plum, violet and black cherry. The medium weight flavors are also attractively rich with a sleek and supple mouthfeel that is enhanced by the somewhat finer grain of the supporting tannins on the dusty and saline finish. This is a bit less structured and a wine that should also drink reasonably well on the younger side if desired." - (Jan 15, 2018)

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