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Patricia Raquin Nuits St. Georges Premier Cru Vaucrains
Maison Patricia Raquin
France - Burgundy - Nuits Saint Georges Premier Cru

The animals shown on the label are dogs. The breed is called Borzoi, also called "Russian Wolfhound", which means "fast" in Russian. Patricia and Alain are proud owners of 2 Borzois and they designed this label so that the dogs will be guardian 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.

Specifications
Appellation
Nuits Saint Georges Premier Cru
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Pinot Noir
Age of vines
50 years old
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
gravel and silt
Vinification
Harvest by hand. Traditional vinification in thermoregulated stainless steel. Pre-fermentation – temperature controlled cold maceration during 10 days. Long fermentation during which pigeages and pumping over are performed. Post-fermentation - maceration at 30°C for 5 days.
Aged in new French oak barrels for 16 months.
Production
75 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

A great match with roast lamb, rib steaks and duck.

Producer Information: Maison Patricia Raquin

Maison Patricia Raquin is a negociant based in Savigny-les-Beaunes in the heart of Burgundy. Patricia and her husband, Alain, have been in the business for decades and they have developed ...
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