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Côte de Nuits wine

Côte de Nuits

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Côte de Nuits wine

Côte de Nuits

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The Côte de Nuits forms the northern half of the Côte d’Or, running from the outskirts of Dijon, through seven famous communes, to the villages of Prémeaux and Corgoloin, south of Nuits-Saint-Georges.


The region is around 20 kilometres long and between 200 and 800 metres wide. It covers 3,600 hectares. Driving south from Dijon, looking to the right, you will see slopes adorned with vineyards, broken up periodically by barren, rocky outcrops and, at its southern end, limestone quarries.

The Côte de Nuits, with few exceptions, is red wine country. It is, quite simply, home to some of the greatest Pinot Noirs in the world.

Contact us to place your order: [email protected] | 020 7265 2430

 

 

Watch Guy Seddon, Buyer, sharing some insights on the 2019 vintage.

The Côte de Nuits forms the northern half of the Côte d’Or, running from the outskirts of Dijon, through seven famous communes, to the villages of Prémeaux and Corgoloin, south of Nuits-Saint-Georges.


The region is around 20 kilometres long and between 200 and 800 metres wide. It covers 3,600 hectares. Driving south from Dijon, looking to the right, you will see slopes adorned with vineyards, broken up periodically by barren, rocky outcrops and, at its southern end, limestone quarries.

The Côte de Nuits, with few exceptions, is red wine country. It is, quite simply, home to some of the greatest Pinot Noirs in the world.

The Côte de Nuits forms the northern half of the Côte d’Or, running from the outskirts of Dijon, through seven famous communes, to the villages of Prémeaux and Corgoloin, south of Nuits-Saint-Georges.


The region is around 20 kilometres long and between 200 and 800 metres wide. It covers 3,600 hectares. Driving south from Dijon, looking to the right, you will see slopes adorned with vineyards, broken up periodically by barren, rocky outcrops and, at its southern end, limestone quarries.

The Côte de Nuits, with few exceptions, is red wine country. It is, quite simply, home to some of the greatest Pinot Noirs in the world.

Contact us to place your order: [email protected] | 020 7265 2430

 

 

Watch Guy Seddon, Buyer, sharing some insights on the 2019 vintage.

 

 

Gevrey-Chambertin

Gevrey-Chambertin is a large commune comprising 410 hectares, stretching from Brochon in the north, to Morey-Saint-Denis in the south. A mix of terroirs, with patches of limestone contributing to the complexity of the best Gevreys and to the great variety of styles. It boasts an astonishing nine grands crus, more than any other village, all bearing the name Chambertin. Gevrey-Chambertin is a red wine-only appellation.

Gevrey-Chambertin is a large commune comprising 410 hectares, stretching from Brochon in the north, to Morey-Saint-Denis in the south. A mix of terroirs, with patches of limestone contributing to the complexity of the best Gevreys and to the great variety of styles. It boasts an astonishing nine grands crus, more than any other village, all bearing the name Chambertin. Gevrey-Chambertin is a red wine-only appellation.

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Domaine Trapet

Domaine Trapet’s reputation has surged under the stewardship of the seventh generation, Jean-Louis Trapet  who returned, post studies, in 1990.

 

Corney & Barrow is the exclusive UK agent for Domaine Trapet. The 2018 vintage was offered as a ‘late release’, as will be the way in future, in November 2020.

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Domaine Rossignol-Trapet

Domaine Rossignol-Trapet is the result of a link by marriage between the Trapet family and the Rossignols of Volnay.

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Domaine des Varoilles

Domaine des Varoilles combines a number of spectacular vineyards from village to grand cru level. 

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Domaine Joseph Roty

Domaine Roty is a tiny estate in the heart of Gevrey-Chambertin whose hallmark is elegance, richness and underlying, understated power.

 

Domaine Roty releases its wines once in bottle, so our upcoming standalone offer will be of the 2018 vintage.

Morey-Saint-Denis

After Vougeot, Morey-Saint-Denis is the smallest village of the Côte de Nuits, with just 150 hectares of vines. Perhaps less well known than its neighbours, Gevrey-Chambertin to the north and Chambolle-Musigny to the south, it displays some of the power of Gevrey, as well as a kinship with Bonnes-Mares, which starts just beyond the southern wall of Clos de Tart. The grands crus here are Clos des Lambrays, Clos de la Roche, Clos Saint-Denis and Clos de Tart. The abundance of walled vineyards echoes the self-contained nature of this alluring but enigmatic village.

After Vougeot, Morey-Saint-Denis is the smallest village of the Côte de Nuits, with just 150 hectares of vines. Perhaps less well known than its neighbours, Gevrey-Chambertin to the north and Chambolle-Musigny to the south, it displays some of the power of Gevrey, as well as a kinship with Bonnes-Mares, which starts just beyond the southern wall of Clos de Tart. The grands crus here are Clos des Lambrays, Clos de la Roche, Clos Saint-Denis and Clos de Tart. The abundance of walled vineyards echoes the self-contained nature of this alluring but enigmatic village.

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Clos de Tart

The walled vineyard of Clos de Tart is situated at the very heart of Morey-Saint-Denis, one of four grands crus within the village and, under sole ownership, a monopole. Its sloping 7.53 hectares overlook the village.

 

Corney & Barrow is Clos de Tart’s exclusive UK agent. The 2019 vintage will be released in April 2021.

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Domaine Perrot-Minot

We have worked with Christophe Perrot-Minot since the 2016 vintage, making this our fourth vintage release.

 

The wines will be released as a separate offer.

CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY

There is something magical about the village of Chambolle-Musigny. Snug against the limestone cliff faces, it feels isolated from the rest of the Côte. Its wines can combine soaring perfume with tannic structure: Chambolle at its best brings together the ephemeral and the earthly. Its two grands crus are Musigny and Bonnes-Mares, at the southern and northern extremes of the village respectively. The principal premier cru – arguably of grand cru calibre – is Les Amoureuses.

There is something magical about the village of Chambolle-Musigny. Snug against the limestone cliff faces, it feels isolated from the rest of the Côte. Its wines can combine soaring perfume with tannic structure: Chambolle at its best brings together the ephemeral and the earthly. Its two grands crus are Musigny and Bonnes-Mares, at the southern and northern extremes of the village respectively. The principal premier cru – arguably of grand cru calibre – is Les Amoureuses.

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Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé is the largest holder of the Musigny vineyard by some distance, owning 7.12 hectares of the total 10.85.

 

The 2019s will be released in March 2021. Corney & Barrow is the exclusive UK agent of Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé.

VOUGEOT

The Clos de Vougeot is a historically important 50 hectare plot, bestowed with grand cru status in its entirety. Beneath this rather broad-brush approach to classification lie nuances of quality, meaning here even more than elsewhere in Burgundy, ‘grower is everything’. Vougeot can be a source of extremely long-lived Pinot Noirs which, in combination with deft winemaking and increasing use of stems and whole bunches, can also display great elegance.

The Clos de Vougeot is a historically important 50 hectare plot, bestowed with grand cru status in its entirety. Beneath this rather broad-brush approach to classification lie nuances of quality, meaning here even more than elsewhere in Burgundy, ‘grower is everything’. Vougeot can be a source of extremely long-lived Pinot Noirs which, in combination with deft winemaking and increasing use of stems and whole bunches, can also display great elegance.

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Château de la Tour

Château de la Tour, established in 1890, is the largest proprietor of the Clos de Vougeot. Family owned, it boasts six hectares of vines, some 12% of the appellation.

 

Corney & Barrow represents these wines exclusively in the UK and Singapore. The 2019s will be released shortly.

VOSNE-ROMANÉE

With its six grands crus, plus the Échezeaux vineyards in the neighbouring commune of Flagey-Échezeaux, Vosne-Romanée could reasonably claim to be the apogee of the Côte de Nuits (not that it would dream of doing something so tactless). Aside from a gently salubrious air, there is little in the understated village square to give away the vinous greatness of the slopes beyond.


La Romanée-Conti is the bull’s-eye, surrounded by a cluster of famous grands crus, including La Tâche, Les Gaudichots, La Grande Rue, La Romanée, Les Richebourgs and Romanée-Saint-Vivant. To the north lies Flagey-Échezeaux and beyond it, the Clos de Vougeot.

With its six grands crus, plus the Échezeaux vineyards in the neighbouring commune of Flagey-Échezeaux, Vosne-Romanée could reasonably claim to be the apogee of the Côte de Nuits (not that it would dream of doing something so tactless). Aside from a gently salubrious air, there is little in the understated village square to give away the vinous greatness of the slopes beyond.


La Romanée-Conti is the bull’s-eye, surrounded by a cluster of famous grands crus, including La Tâche, Les Gaudichots, La Grande Rue, La Romanée, Les Richebourgs and Romanée-Saint-Vivant. To the north lies Flagey-Échezeaux and beyond it, the Clos de Vougeot.

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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

Located in the wonderfully named Rue du Temps Perdu, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is part of the very fabric of Burgundy. It is often referred to as simply “the Domaine”, the definite article sufficing for a property to which so many aspire.

 

The wines of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti are released once bottled, meaning 2018 will be the next en primeur vintage release, in late January 2021. Due to very high levels of demand, these wines are on strict allocation.

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Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux and Charles Lachaux Negoce

This domaine is going places. We were appointed exclusive UK agents in the 2016 vintage, making the 2019s our fourth annual release. Today, it is run by Charles Lachaux, the sixth generation, alongside his mother Florence Arnoux-Lachaux.

 

In addition, Charles started a new négociant project last year, called Charles Lachaux. We released, as exclusive UK agents, the inaugural 2018 vintage last year and the 2019s will be out shortly.

NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES

Nuits-Saint-Georges is the most southerly of the famous Côte de Nuits appellations. As is the way in Burgundy, the town of Nuits appended the name of the best-known local vineyard, the premier cru Les Saint-Georges. Being the region’s largest urban centre, it is also the town from which the Côte de Nuits takes its name.


Nuits-Saint-Georges has extremely varied soils and aspects, comprising a substantial 300 hectares of vines, 142 of which are premiers crus. This is an appellation without grands crus, perhaps surprisingly. Known for red wines, there are in fact seven hectares dedicated to white wine production

Nuits-Saint-Georges is the most southerly of the famous Côte de Nuits appellations. As is the way in Burgundy, the town of Nuits appended the name of the best-known local vineyard, the premier cru Les Saint-Georges. Being the region’s largest urban centre, it is also the town from which the Côte de Nuits takes its name.


Nuits-Saint-Georges has extremely varied soils and aspects, comprising a substantial 300 hectares of vines, 142 of which are premiers crus. This is an appellation without grands crus, perhaps surprisingly. Known for red wines, there are in fact seven hectares dedicated to white wine production

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Domaine de l’Arlot

Domaine de l’Arlot is a fourteen hectare property in the commune of Prémeaux, just south of the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges. It has been run along biodynamic lines since 2003.

 

The flagship here is Clos de l’Arlot, a wholly owned monopole adjacent to the domaine, planted with both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

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Domaine Gilles Jourdan

Gilles Jourdan established his eponymous domaine in 1998, having looked after the family holdings since 1970, whilst making wine at Bichot in Beaune.

 

Gilles’ chai is tiny. A central garage-like space is crammed with bottling equipment and a small tasting table, with a bottle cellar to one side and a barrel cellar to the other. Gilles has 40 pickers to call upon at harvest.

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