BRANDDomaine Raphael Dubois
The harvest of the grapes is performed manually. After reception of the winery and destemming, the must is placed in a vat for a period of 12 to 15 days. For the three first days, the temperature is maintained between 61 to 65° F. This process allows to keep the primary aromas in the wine. After the temperature of the vat naturally elevates to be maintained between 83 and 91° F during a few days. Wines stay 15 months in cellar before being bottled. During this period, the wine undergoes a second fermentation named malolactic fermentation which allows it to stabilise its structure. It spends about 6 to 9 months of its life in oak barrels with one third in new barrels, in order to give it the necessary tannin.
Beautiful, deep, dark color. The aroma is powerful and complex: cherries, blackcurrant, and peppery spices. Nuits Saint Georges are powerful wines, with a tannin-rounded harmony that gives body and structure to the wines.