The animals shown on the label are dogs, from the breed called Borzoi, or "Russian Wolfhound", which means "fast" in Russian. Patricia and Alain Corcia are the proud owners of 2 Borzois and they designed the label to represent the dogs as the guardians of the vaulted ageing cellar inside their house.
The wine is produced from 100% Pinot Noir grapes grown on gravel and silt soils. "Vaucrains" - referring to soils of little fertility - is amongst the best Nuits Saint Georges Premier Crus, producing wine of powerful aromas with lots of red wild fruits. Full-bodied with fantastic aging potential.
Nuits-Saint-Georges AOC was founded in 1936 - 757 acres of grapes, 97 % red wine, 3 % white wine. Nuits refers to “walnuts in the area, not night”. 41 Premier Cru vineyards.