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Maison Henri Gouges - Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits - Les Dames Huguettes - red - 2019 - 750 ml

Maison Henri Gouges - Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Nuits - Les Dames Huguettes - red - 2019 - 750 ml

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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS ARE SAYING

Located on the so-called parcel Dames Huguettes (one of the very lovely terroirs of the Hautes Côtes de Nuits), this cuvée emerged in 2017. 

These vines are planted on red, rocky, and shallow soils. It results in a fresh, subtly fruity, and tonic wine with liveliness and energy.

OUR NOTES

Henri Gouges inherited 9 hectares of prime Nuits-St-Georges vineyards just after the First World War, and expanded his holdings significantly between 1920-1934. Today it includes 14.5 hectares – including seven of the best well- positioned 1er crus. Henri started bottling his own wines in 1933 and marketing them directly to its clients. He strongly believed in low yield, and was obsessed controlling the yields. This philosophy was passed to the current generation running the domaine. These days, the domaine is run by Henri’s grand children Pierre and Christian, and Pierre’s son Gregory who is mainly in charge of the wine making.

The 30 acres of Premier Cru vineyards has remained unchanged since the 1930s. There are seven Premiers Crus: Les Saint-Georges, Les Chaignots, Chênes Carteaux, Clos des Porrets-Saint-Georges, Les Pruliers, and Les Vaucrains, plus the white La Perrière from a mutated Pinot Noir that Henri Gouges noticed growing in 1936 within Clos-des-Porrets and subsequently propagated. By 2008, the entirety of the vineyards had been converted to organic viticulture.

TECHNICAL SHEET

From: France , Burgundy , Cote de Nuits , Nuits-Saint-Georges

Color: Red

Maturity: Young

Sweetness: Dry

Variety: Pinot Noir