The Gouges family has been vineyard proprietors in Nuits for generations and proprietors of the current domaine since 1919. Henri Gouges, along with the Marquis d' Angerville from Volnay, was in the forefront of the war against fraud in Burgundy in the 1920's and in the 1930s he was heavily involved with delineating the crus in Burgundy for the Institut National d'Appellation d'Origine, and he was a member of that regulatory body at its outset. Today, Henri Gouges' two grandsons, Christian and Pierre, own and manage the domaine. For 15 years, the whole estate has been working according to the principles of organic farming.
Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Les St Georges
100% Pinot Noir. From a 1.1 ha parcel of 55+ year old vines.
Ideally located at the bottom of the hillside, with an eastern exposure, the vine blossoms on a large range of soils. Les Saint Georges are complex and elegant wines, marked by the fruit purity, the subtlety of the tannins, and the nobility of the cru.
100% destemmed. After relatively long cold maceration, fermentation takes place with the natural yeasts only. The wines are mature for 18 months in oak barrels, 15-20% of them are new. Organic