Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Les Vaucrains" 2011 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||2019-2031|
2011 in Burgundy, is a relatively early vintage. The vine pushed smoothly until June, with almost three weeks early due to a particularly hot spring. In July, with the freshness and rain, the cycle has slowed, but sets out again in August, milder months. In the end, the wines do not lack wealth, but it is the delicacy of the tannins (for red) that makes the charm of the vintage, and low acidity makes them supple wines. The tannins are silky, pleasant fruit wines but sometimes lack a bit of "pep" and as they are already very pleasant we think probably not at a very high guard.