The Côte de Nuits Villages appellation offers lovely wines - but it is rather confusingly a mix of villages where some are fully, and some only partly, a "part" of the appellation. While this has worked for decades, a more logical organisation … [Read more...] about Côte de Nuits Villages: How and why?
Côte de Nuits Village
The Côte de Nuits Villages appellation is both overlooked and somewhat vaguely defined, and other appellations have sometimes taken its credit when the labels are printed. But make no mistake, there are very interesting terroirs in Côte de Nuits … [Read more...] about Côte de Nuits Villages with lovely potential
A poetic name - «Viola Odorata» - from the Corgoloin area of Côte de Nuits Villages and the lieux-dits of «En Vireville» (2 different parcels) and «En Fontenelle». This is made from very old vines - 70 to 85 years old. The Naudin-Ferrand Côte de … [Read more...] about Domaine Naudin-Ferrand Côte de Nuits Villages «Viola Odorata» 2012
Normally when I make Terroir Insights its the famous vineyards and often the classified terroirs. This is however not the case this week as I now head to Comblanchien just south of the Premeaux/Nuits-Saint-George appellation. I have ... rarely ... … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Jean Marc Millot Côte de Nuits Village