1er Cru Les Chaînes Carteaux
Nuits-Saint-Georges is one of those magical names that visitors recite like a rosary. Known the whole world over,
Nuits-Saint-Georges has the original profile of a genuine wine village, but on the scale of a small town.
Halfway between Dijon and Beaune, and with an easterly exposure, the vineyards of Nuits-Saint-Georges extend over 6 kilometres, with 140 hectares of Premier Cru vines. The range of soils, exposure and locations here creates a great diversity of terroirs. The area is bisected by the valley of the small Meuzin river, and the village itself.
In the 19th century, this climat was called "Champ de Quarteau". People say that the vine that had been planted in this ancient field didn't yield much wine: only a quartaut (= quarter). In Burgundy this word would describe a quarter of a big barrel amounting to 57 litres.
Grape variety: pinot noir
Soils: marls, sand and pebbles from the top of the hill.
Pruning: Guyot system