Burgundy vineyards are well known for their history. Here, there are Pinot Noir and Gamay grapes for the red wine and Chardonnay and Aligote grapes for the white wine. The mention of appellation or plot (Clos) is very important, as on the same vineyard, different winemakers can produce a wines of different quality. Of course, the prestigious wines like premier crus and grand crus are the most desirable, but with 84 quality geographic areas which are full of wines to discover. After years of tasting and experience, we have selected the quintessential wines.
The slightly cooler 2014 is proving to be a very elegant vintage with terroir definition. This shows up in the style of Nicolas Potel's Nuits Saint Georges, which is beginning to show a little expanse, though still a relatively youthful Pinot Noir. You can go ahead and drink now, or keep it another year or two and you will have a rounder example with a more teriary profile.
The Gravières wines are produced in one of the most famous Santenay "climat". This particularly well exposed "terroir" produces rich wines, that benefit from very good ageing potential. 35 year old Pinot Noir vines on a stony clay-limestone soil rich in iron. the results are more complex than the other vineyards in the village. Powerful too with good aging potential.