2018 Nuits-St Georges, Domaine Georges Jayer, E. Rouget, Burgundy

2018 Nuits-St Georges, Domaine Georges Jayer, E. Rouget, Burgundy

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2018 Nuits-St Georges, Domaine Georges Jayer, E. Rouget, Burgundy

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Jayer (Henri, Georges and Family)

Jayer (Henri, Georges and Family)

Domaine Henri Jayer is renowned in the world of wine for its legendary status and profound influence on Burgundy winemaking. Established by Henri Jayer (1922 - 2006), the domaine’s origins were unexpected, as Henri did not initially plan to become a vigneron. Instead, he cared for the Camuzet vineyards during World War II. This pivotal moment marked the beginning of his winemaking journey.

Over time, Henri expanded his viticultural endeavours by planting his own vineyards and managing the vines owned by his brothers, Georges and Lucien. His dedication to these vineyards and commitment to crafting exceptional wines earned him a reputation as a master winemaker.

The Domaine was primarily located in the esteemed wine region of Vosne-Romanée, where it produced a remarkable range of wines, from the humble Passé-Tout-Grains to the prestigious Échezeaux. These wines were celebrated for their quality and distinctiveness, further solidifying Henri Jayer’s status as a luminary in the Burgundy wine scene.

In 2001, after a long and illustrious career, Henri Jayer retired. At this point, the responsibility for the vineyards was passed on to Jean-Nicolas Méo, and the day-to-day management of the domaine was entrusted to Emmanuel Rouget. Under their stewardship, the domaine’s wines maintained their high standards, although they were no longer labelled under the Jayer name.

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Nuits-Saint Georges

Nuits-Saint Georges

Originally known as Nuits, or even Nuits-sous-Beaune, the town was happy to add the name of its finest vineyard, Les St Georges, in the 19th century.  There are no Grands Crus, but many fine Premier Cru vineyards, the mayor of the time – Henri Gouges – preferring not to single out any vineyard for the highest status.

The wines of Nuits-St Georges vary according to their exact provenance. Those of the hamlet of Prémeaux, considered to be part of Nuits-St Georges for viticultural purposes, are often on the lighter side.

The richest and most sought-after are those just south of Nuits-St Georges such as Les Vaucrains, Les Cailles and Les St Georges itself. The third sector, including Les Murgers, Les Damodes and Les Boudots are at the Vosne-Romanée end of the village, and demonstrate some of the extra finesse associated with Vosne.

Several domaines (Gouges, Rion, Arlot) now produce a white Nuits-St Georges from Pinot Blanc or Chardonnay.
  • 175 hectares of village Nuits-St Georges
  • 143 hectares of Premier Cru vineyards (20 in all). Best vineyards include Les St Georges, and Clos des Argillières and Clos de la Maréchale in Prémeaux
  • Recommended producers:  GougesRionLiger BelairPotel
  • Recommended restaurant : La Cabotte (small but stylish)

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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