Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Les Vaucrains" 2010 MAGNUM - 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||1.5 L|
|Appellation||Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru|
|Main grape||Pinot Noir|
|Grapes||100% Pinot Noir|
|When to drink||2020-2045|
After a beautiful spring, summer under the sign of climate instability (localized hailstorms, shy sun, cool in August ') have raised fears of a very average vintage. But a particularly mild September, marked by hot, dry winds, significantly accelerated the ripening process, now the berries in a satisfactory sanitary condition. The harvest has nevertheless had to undergo a strict selection so that only the best is retained. After a 2003 vintage characterized by very low yields, the 2004 production volumes are much more gratifying, about 10% above average. Elegant and racy, red wines are expressed beautifully on sour notes of red berries and have a fine tannic structure. They appreciate before too long, certainly before 2002. As for the white, large and stylish, they reveal great aromatic purity of white flowers, some freshness and a nice balance between sweet and acidity.