The village of Nuits-Saint-Georges is the most southerly in the Côte de Nuits. Pinot Noir dominates production here, with the wines generally muscular, full, dark-fruited and age-worthy. There are no Grands Crus, however there are some fine Premiers Crus, such as Les Saint-Georges.

The wines of Nuits-Saint-Georges

The most southerly village in the Côte de Nuits, Nuits-Saint-Georges doesn’t have any Grands Crus, although some argue that Premier Cru Les Saint-Georges is worthy of being upgraded. Another standout site is Mugnier's Premier Cru Clos de la Maréchale (which had been leased to Faiveley until 2004).

Alongside Gevrey, Nuits produces some of the most muscular styles of red Burgundy, structured, full and darkly fruited, although some lean towards a more elegant Vosne-like style, but can age beautifully. Traditionally the wines needed time in the cellar to reveal their potential; more modern vignerons such as Duband or Prieuré-Roch, however, are challenging that style with wines that are more approachable in their youth.

There is no shortage of brilliant producers here, with Domaine de l’Arlot, Robert Chevillon, Henri Gouges, Domaine de la Vougeraie (despite the name, referencing the estate’s extensive holdings in Vougeot), and the fashionable Prieuré-Roch, as well as being the home of Faiveley – one of Burgundy’s largest négociants, which also owns a substantial (and increasing) swathe of vineyard itself, as well as Albert Bichot’s Domaine du Clos Frantin. Two up-and-coming names are Camille Thiriet and Gérard Julien, both based in the south of the appellation.


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