About the Wine
Born in the heart of the prestigious Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation, where wines are often referred to as the "Fine Wines of the Côte de Nuits." Domaine du Clos des Poulettes wines are sourced from several villages in the Cotes de Nuits.
Nuits-Saint-Georges has no vineyards designated with the prestigious "Grand Cru" title but that doesn't take away from the village's long-standing reputation for producing some of Burgundy's most powerful reds. NSG, as it's called in sommelier circles, is home to 41 Premier Cru vineyards. This prestigious appellation is one of Burgundy's finest, producing wines with impressive structure and exceptional age ability. The wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges will impress you with their muscular structure, power, velvety tannins, and substantial age-ability NSG is so famous for. These wines have both body and spirit and are some of Burgundy's most long-lived.
The Domaine de la Poulette boasts a rich history dating back to the time of Louis XIV. It has been passed down through six generations, with each generation's dedication to wine being unwavering. From the Renvey family to Joannet in Arcenant, Grivot in Vosne Romanée, and Charles Maitrot, a notable figure in the world of agriculture – they all played a role in shaping the Domaine's legacy.
Hélène Michaut has been at the helm of the Domaine since 2015. With her engineering background and expertise in e-commerce, she's brought innovation to the wine industry. Her dedication to winemaking led her to acquire a new cellar in 2015, bringing modern winemaking techniques to the heart of tradition.
Lucien Audidier was a remarkable figure who significantly impacted the Burgundy vineyard. From a modest background, he rose to become an authority in Burgundy wine, serving in various prestigious roles. His marriage to a woman from a wine-producing family led him to the Domaine de la Poulette, where he revitalized its legacy.
Nuits Saint Georges Les Vallerots, once neglected and challenging to cultivate, has now emerged as a true treasure.Nestled on oolite soil – a geological marvel – and bathed in eastern sunlight from the Vallerots Valley, this vineyard delivers exceptional wines that remain wallet-friendly.
Each vine is lovingly tended by hand on slopes exceeding 30%, while their Percheron horses help plow the land. This is a testament to traditional craftsmanship.
2019 was an outstanding year for Burgundy. This vintage was blessed with a 98-point review by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: 100% Pinot Noir.
See Critical Reviews for detailed tasting notes.
Still quite closed on the nose, but this opens with aeration in the glass, revealing blackberry and violet aromas. Very well structured with elegant tannins for the appellation. Impressive concentration through the very long, tight finish. This very steep site lost its 1er Cru status when it fell out of cultivation, and was a pine forest before replanting! From sustainably grown grapes. Drinkable now, but best from 2024. ~94 James Suckling
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