One of my favourite vineyards in Nuits-Saint-Georges is Les Argilliéres or Clos des Argilliéres – a 1er cru located in the center of Premeaux at the southern end of the Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation.
It’s not the most well known of the the Premeaux 1er crus – and perhaps not producing the biggest or for that matter not even the best 1er cru of Nuits-Saint-Georges – but this terroir is producing some truly delightful wines in the hands of good producers.
One of my favourites is the Prieure-Roch edition – a wine that has been produced by Domaine Prieure-Roch since the 2009 vintage – hence a relatively new wine in the Prieure-Roch portfolio.
So lets take a closer look at the Domaine Prieure-Roch, Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos des Argilliéres.
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. Just take Clos de la Maréchales from Domaine J.-F. Mugnier, Clos des Grandes Vignes made by Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, and finally Clos des Corvées from Domaine Prieure-Roch.
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