Domaine de la Vougeraie'Damodes' Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru 2015
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Domaine de la Vougeraie'Damodes' Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru 2015
Domaine de la Vougeraie'Damodes' Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru 2015

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Les Damodes’s origins, Celtic or Gallo-Roman, are lost in the midst of time. Does this name conjure up a trinity of female deities, similar to the Bonnes Mares? Protectresses of earthly fruit and maternity, these goddesses were worshipped in the region. To the east of Nuits, the Gallo-Roman settlement of Les Bolards covered 15 hectares, and had a very active Mithraic temple. Or perhaps the name evokes druidesses who lived in the coomb. From the Middle Ages, Nuits wine took on a separate identity distinguishing it from Beaune wine. Whereas the Côte de Beaune produced a light-coloured wine (œil-de-perdrix), best drunk young or even primeur, the Côte de Nuits strove to produce a dark velvety-coloured wine, a wine to lay down, deliberately powerful and tannic. It ages well due to its solid qualities, which were highly appreciated in the 17th and 18th centuries at the Court of Versailles, as well as abroad. The German courts were particularly partial to Nuits wine. Nuits wine is renowned for ageing well, whereas Beaune wine is best drunk younger. At that time a Burgundy wine was synonymous with Nuits.

Variets: 100% Pinot Noir

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