Côtes de Nuits Villages, 2015

  Jayer Gilles

Côtes de Nuits Villages

Contains Sulphites.

About Jayer Gilles

The use of new oak could not be better justified anywhere else other than Domaine Jayer-Gilles. The modern trend of smothering everything in spanking new oak from Kent to California is often sneered upon and considered to be a method of masking a bad wine. However, these wines demonstrate what the marriage of good, concentrated wine and new oak can bear. The wines are beautifully fine and rounded, yet have intensity and structure.

Appellation: Côtes de Nuits Villages

Named after one of the region's commercial hubs, Nuits-St-Georges, this as an appellation given to the lesser wine-producing villages of the Côte de Nuits, which is the northern half of the Côte d'Or escarpment. The production is predominantly, but not exclusively, red wine from Pinot Noir. Wines from Fixin, Brochon, Prémeaux, Comblanchien, and Corgoloin may be sold as Côte de Nuits-Villages. In the best examples these wines are above Bourgogne level but below the village wine of the Côte de Nuit's most important appellations such as Nuits St Georges itself, Vosne Romanee, Chambolle Musigny, Morey St Denis and Gevrey Chambertin. The wines are light to medium bodied and rarely improve with more than 4-5 years bottle age, but for youthful drinking can offer excellent value.

Grape Type: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the classic grape of red burgundy, whose greatest wines are concentrated in the east and south-east-facing clay/limestone hills of Burgundy's Côte d'Or. A notoriously temperamental variety, Pinot Noir has proved difficult to grow in certain climates and soils and will not tolerate over-cropping. The best examples have wonderfully expressive aromas and thrillingly pure bitter sweet red forest fruit and cherry flavours, developing truffle and game overtones with age. Outside of Burgundy, Pinot Noir has had great success in New Zealand, California’s Carneros, Oregon and the more marginal, cooler districts in Australia. Along with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir is also one of the major components of Champagne.