Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Les Vaucrains" 2009 - Alain Michelot
The Vaucrains is one of the wines of the golden triangle of Nuits-Saint-Georges with Quail and Porets. It will be the most elegant and masculine wines of Nuits-Saint-Georges. A must to be absolutely in the cellar for a long time. The wines of the area are built to Michelot custody but after decantation, they can also be enjoyed after a few years. Prices are relatively reasonable for the quality of wines on offer. 8 hectares vineyard estate located in Nuits-Saint-Georges, close to the town hall, right in the heart of Nuits-Saint-Georges. This is one of the flagship estate of the commune of Nuits. Even if Alain Michelot remains somewhat here at the estate, his daughter, Elodie, is basically the one in charge of the wines production. She joined the family estate in 1996, followed by her husband in 1998. Without losing the power that has established the estate reputation, the wines have gained in finesse and elegance. Even if they are best enjoyed when they are young, they need some time to become harmonious. The vineyard has a nice range of "Premiers Crus" (first growths) in Nuits-Saint-Georges and, since 2010, manages a parcel of Clos Vougeot."
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Appellation||Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru|
|Main grape||Pinot Noir|
|Grapes||100% Pinot Noir|
|When to drink||2019-2039|
Burgundy can rejoice as the Bordelais: 2009 sign there as a beautiful vintage. Throughout the growing season, the vines benefited from good weather conditions, with sun and heat in summer. In September, maturity was optimal with good balance sugar / acid / aromas. The harvest took place rather calmly, all the grapes having been harvested at the appropriate medium through removal of the ban the harvest. Disease pressure, important enough in the spring, has been contained and summer weather conditions were then avoided the appearance of rot, thereby decreasing the risk of developing these diseases early in the season. White wines: The aromatic profile of a pretty auspicious future. The wines are structured on the roundness and magnitude, with good vivacity. Terroir differences fully play this year. Red wines: The deep and shiny dresses, aromas of red and ripe black fruit (a little premature at this stage), however, portend a good overall quality. On the palate, the wines showed good development, complexity, silky tannins. The feeling of fullness, supported by comfortable lengths, dominates.