Les Petits Plets Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru 2006 - Wine


Les Petits Plets Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru
Les Petits Plets Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru

The Style of the Wine

Made from the youngest vines of the Clos des Forêts Saint Georges, it already reveals the strength and elegance of the terroir it comes from, but with a sensual pleasure and tenderness of its own. It reveals aromas which are certainly not lacking in brightness and distinction. As is typical of the terroir they come from, the tannins are quite present and contribute to the volume and the dense, fleshy texture in the mouth. As a whole it is precise, full and energetic.

The Terroir

This wine comes from the youngest vines of the Clos des Forêts Saint Georges. They are now over 20 years old as they were planted in 1987, 1988 and 1989. They are inside the Clos des Forêts, in the lower part. The name "Petits Plets" featured on ancient maps of vineyards dating from the 1880s. At that time this name was used by wine-growers to designate the least sloping part of their plots.

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Yields are kept relatively low despite the vigour of these young vines, notably by using an original "fan-shaped" method of pruning, which is halfway between the "taille" Guyot method of pruning and the "cordon de Royat" method.

The Weather

A particularly chaotic and contrasting year, which leaves a memory of a snowy winter, a wet spring, and a summer which started off with a heatwave and ended up cold and damp, followed by mixed weather in September.

The Harvest

Sunny weather when the whites were picked on September 18th and 19th and gloomier weather when the reds were picked from September 23rd to 28th, with ripeness which took a long time to become apparent.

The Grapes

Very low yields. Strict sorting of the grapes during picking and in the winery meant that the grapes were of high quality. Yields were low despite the rain.


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