Maison Arnaud Boue, Nuits-Saint-George Premier Cru Les Chaboeufs 2019Red
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Scents of red berries jam with black pepper. Elegant and solid body supported by a touch of oak that will soon be integrated to the wine. An elegant achievement. Natural yeast. Vegan wine, produced on the principles of Biodynamic process. Only 25 cases produced. Only Celerier's Cellar sells this wine in the USA.
70 years old
Sourced from Terra Vitis certifed vineyard. Sustainable farming. Organic treatments (only Copper sulphate), Fully plowed, pruned and harvested by hand.
25 to 50% full cluster. Use of small amount dry ice to prevent oxydation through the process of Alcoholic fermentation. this first step is done done in stainless steel opened vat. All fermentations are natural with indigeneous yeast. Feet pigeage everyday with light remontage. Malo lactic fermentation in French Oak barrel for 2-3 months and aged for a total of 16 month
2019 was very similar to 2018. The warm Winter prevented the soil to refill enough moist and set up the stage for a dry spring. Coming May, a lasting drought took place, followed by a very hot and dry weather in June. This created an opposite effect on the plant that went dormant due to exhaustion, stopping the maturing of the fruits. It resulted with problematic tannins, that stopped maturing while it started so well early in the season. 30% to 40% yield was lost, but the quality was very high. Although the thick skin could have been a real problematic for other vintners, Arnaud applied his signature finesse technique to make sure that he brings forth complexity and the terroirs, instead of a simplistically heavy approach.
Côtes de Nuits, Bourgogne, France
Iron pigmented soil, dense with pebbles with fine Silty Clay.