Bonnes Mares Grand Cru 1976 - Arthur Barolet
The St. George wines are simply the best in Nuits-Saint-Georges. They combines the power of Vaucrains with the complexity of the Cailles and the intensity of the Porêts. Some persistent rumors are circulating in recent years and argue this climate could become a "Grand Cru". Only time will tell. In any case, this climate is considered as one of the most ancient, since this locality was already planted in 1000. Donated in 1023 by Humbert, archdeacon of Autun, to the chapter of St. Denis in Vergy; barony on which depended the village of Nuits. It would have belonged to a fraternity of St. George founded by the Barber family Peulle, in 1470. At the end of the last century, Nuits was allowed to join the famous vintage "Saint-Georges" to its name. The deep color announces the aromatic complexity dominated by the purity of the fruity aroma, evolving towards roasting and spices notes, mixed with fine animal and wild nuances; musk and fur. The rich and complex structure combines power and elegance. A wine with a very good ageing potential. 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||Bonnes Mares Grand Cru|
|Main grape||Pinot Noir|
|Grapes||100% Pinot Noir|
|When to drink||2021-2038|
In Burgundy, in 1976, the vineyard has endured the effects of drought . The sunshine was beneficial to him and gave a perfectly healthy harvest . Flowering occurred in early June, followed by a rapid ripening