Prieure Roch-Nuits St Georges-1er Cru V.V. 2017
Nuits Saint Georges
It is hard to know what to make of this Burgundy wine domaine which was created by Henri-Fr矇d矇ric Roch in 1988 by buying some parcels of vineyards which Domaine de la Roman矇e-Conti ??of which his family is part-owner ??was selling, in order to buy the large slice of Roman矇e St-Vivant Domaine Marey-Monge which it had been farming. The vines are farmed organically with half an eye on biodynamics. The grapes are vinified with all their stems in wooden vats, with old-style human punching down (rip the clothes off and leap in but be careful of the carbon dioxide). No sulphur is used at all at any stage except once, when the wines are racked.At the moment the wines are kept for a maximum of 24 months in barrel because there is not the space for a third vintage in the cellar, but Henri-Fr矇d矇ric Roch and his right-hand man, Yannick Champ, are evidently tempted.
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