2019 Papillons de Nuys Domaine Chicotot (Limited Edition Stencilled Bottle)

Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
Other Certified Organic
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Nuits
Village Nuits Saint Georges
ABV 13%

A blend several parcels, mostly on the Vosne side (Au Chouillet - planted in 1904, Tuyaux, Athées) and a little bit in les Plateaux on the south side. Dark glossy colour, rich sweet old-vine fruit - it's rather lovely and very pure - a bit more of a tannic frame which it needs as balance. L&S (Nov 2021)

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This blended cuvée comes from four plots on the Vosne-Romanée side of the appellation, and was formerly branded as Vieilles Vignes, as the vines date from between 1904 and 1937. Beautiful clear pink purple, this is wonderfully stylish. Cherries again with excellent grip and tension. Rating: ***** Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy  (Aug 2029)

This is our cuvée that draws from a wide range of plots dotted around the Nuits-Saint-Georges ‘village’ appellation, where herbs and trees can be found among the vines – and although these were often singled out as enemies in the past, in reality they are very good accomplices with wonderful qualities. ‘Nuyts’ was the name of our village before it became ‘Nuits’ at the end of the 18th century; and just like other wine villages, it was later assigned another name, that of its best cru – Saint-Georges. And so, @alicemdl helped us to create an attractive bottle to highlight the work – both in-depth and invisible, rooted in our soils – and the beauty of nature, capable of delighting us by breaking up the monotony of vineyards where gardens and orchards have become rare. As descriptive language may seem like just words, and as actions always hold more value, we really needed her artistic soul to allow us to express it better. .GRAPE VARIETY: Pinot Noir AVERAGE AGE OF THE VINES: 85 years. SURFACE AREA: 1 h 16 ares 21 VINIFICATION: After a few days of pre-fermentation maceration (5–6 days), fermentation takes place over about 15 days, without adding yeast. The cap-punching and pumping over operations are carried out as necessary to preserve all of the wine's elegance without excessive extraction. After pneumatic pressing and several days in vats, the wines are racked off by gravity, with the proportion of new barrels no greater than 25%. BOTTLING: SO2 content: 20 mg/l of free SO2, 60 mg/l of total SO2 Dégustation An intense wine with elegant tannins on floral notes (peonies and violets), and luscious accents of small red fruit. A wine for sharing with friends, it is frank, pleasant, perfect for every occasion and will not change over time. It is perfect with roast meat such as lamb or pork, with game bird or a selection of soft cheesesWinemaker's notes (Nov 2021)

Domaine Chicotot

A 7 hectare domaine in Nuits Saint Georges currently run by Pascale and Clément Chicotot, who describe themselves as 'vignerons...simplement'. They say that only natural methods have been used for several generations and the domaine is certified organic.

The various vineyards consist of nearly two and a half hectares of Bourgogne Côte d’Or Pinot Noir, and two plots in the Côte de Beaune:
Ladoix - 50 ares
Aloxe Corton - 1er Cru La Coutière (a micro parcel of under 5 ares)
and in the Côte de Nuits
Nuits Saint Georges - Village - Plantes au Baron 15 ares
Nuits Saint Georges - Village - Aux Saint Juliens 22 ares
Nuits Saint-Georges - Village - Vieilles Vignes (cuvée also bottled as 'Papillon de Nuys') 1ha 16 ares
Nuits Saint Georges – Village - Charmottes 29 ares
Nuits Saint Georges – Village - Aux Allots 66 ares in 5 plots
Nuits Saint Georges – 1er Cru Vaucrains - 24 ares
Nuits Saint Georges – 1er Cru Pruliers - 9 ares
Nuits Saint Georges – 1er Cru Saint Georges - 22 ares
Nuits Saint Georges – 1er Cru Aux Torey - 32 ares
Nuits Saint Georges – 1er cru Les Rues de chaux - 29 ares

Vinification is traditional, the fermentation beginning after 5 to 6 days of cold maceration and lasting around 15 days, with remontage or pigeage as necessary and aged in barrel with a maximum of 25% new wood. SO2 levels are very low. The wines are well-coloured and well-defined and expressive - lots of personality here, with the village wines (which are all on the Vosne side of Nuits) near 1er Cru quality.

The picture shows Clément and Pascale with the graphic design they've used as the label for the old-vine cuvée 'Papillon de Nuys'.

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