One of my favourite wines from Charles Lachaux is the Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos des Corvées Pagets, a rather overlooked terroir located between Clos Saint-Marc, and Clos des la Corvées in the northern end of Premeaux – in the southern end of the Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation.
So let’s take a closer look at the Arnoux-Lachaux plot in Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos de Corvées Pagets and have a look at the wine – as Charles Lachaux is making tremendous progress.
Premeaux-Prissy – the missing appellation
The Premeaux appellation was sort of lost in the classification .. and the vineyards are now a part of the large and sadly very diverse Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation.
To the north of the Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation we have one or perhaps even two sections, that are more closely related to Vosne-Romanée. South of the Nuits-Saint-Georges town we have the “classic Nuit-Saint-Georges” area with vineyards like Les Saint-Georges, and after this section we have the last and southern part of Nuits-Saint-Georges – the Premeaux area – or if you like the Premeaux-Prissey appellation.
- Clos des Grandes Vignes
- Les Forêts
- Aux Perdrix
- Aux Corvées
- Aux Corvées Pagets
- Clos St. Marc
- Les Argilliéres
- Clos Arlot
- Clos de la Maréchale
The Premeaux appellation – most of it shown on the map above – is in my view a very interesting area with several monopoles and a area that has experienced a tremendous improvement in quality the last 10 to 15 years.
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