HAUTES CÔTES DE NUITS
2017 Clos des Fervelots Domaine de la Douaix
|Sub-district||Côte de Nuits|
|Village||Hautes Côtes de Nuits|
|Vineyard||Clos des Fervelots|
A clos of old vines on a steep south-facing slope in Arcenant, above Nuits Saint Georges. At the top there is only 25 centimetres of soil above the rock and you can sense this when tasting. There is a directness and a clean, sweeping feel here fleshed out nicely in 2017 by some supple fruit. Nice push, more power and grip than the Bourgogne. In November, when the Malo was only just completed there was a reticence in the wine - which pleasingly by January had gone. Still plenty of pep - but this has rounded out nicely. There is a good, smart firmness, and promising drive. 12 barrels this year - despite the intensive green-harvesting this is their biggest ever crop of this. Drinking range: 2021 - 2027 L&S (Jan 2019)
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Domaine de la Douaix
Mark and Gilles Moustie are Belgians, huge fans of wine and in particular Burgundy. The family rented a gite for many years in the Hautes Côtes village of Arcenant, straight up the hill to the west of Nuits Saint Georges, and gently graduated from buying wines at domaines up and down the Côte to wanting to make the wine themselves. Eventually they bought some vines and a house with cellars, and set to.
Most of their wines are all from vines they own, but they do make a little wine from bought-in fruit to supplement what is still a tiny domaine. Mark is Belgium-based, a management consultant, so it is his son Gilles who is hands-on on a daily basis.
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