The Nuit-St-Georges is a famous commune located in the Burgundy wine region. This wonderful commune produces mainly Pinot Noir wines. Wines from this commune have been noted as intense, flavorful, and well-balanced. The same can be said for Ed Delaunay’s Nuits-St-Georges Premier Cru ‘Aux’ Chaignots’.
This delicious wine is a little bolder than its counterparts from other communes in the region. It has subtle tannins, and offers an acidity and dryness that is far more intense than its counterparts. Having said that, the wine is remarkably refreshing and rejuvenating. To the eye: dark, deep ruby reds. On the nose: deep notes of red cherry with softer notes reminiscent of a forest, such as moss. On the palate: Strong notes of cherry persist once again, this time broken with the spiciness of truffles. The tannins are slight and subtle and offer a medium finish.
The wine is best enjoyed with salads and light meals. It is also best experienced on its own so that the nuances of the wine are not lost in the miasma of strongly flavored food.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.