Just south of Vosne-Romanée is the commune of Nuits-Saint-Georges. This is the southernmost appellation in the Côte de Nuits. The town of Nuits-Saint-Georges, with a population of 5,460, is the largest town between Beaune and Dijon. Although it has no Grand Crus, Nuits-Saint-Georges contains some of the best Premier Cru appellations in Burgundy. There are truly exceptional values to be had in the four miles of vineyards planted here.
The reds of Nuits-Saint-Georges vary greatly, depending on the location of which they are grown. The village wines produce elegant wines with soft tannins, whereas the Premier Cru wines are full bodied with ripe to firm tannins and are wonderfully concentrated. Red- and dark-fruit flavors are found on the palate with robust complexities of smoke and earth. These reds are great values in comparison with Gevrey Chambertin and Vosne-Romanée and should be consumed with hearty stews, pork or game dishes.
Style: Intense fruit, soft tannins, elegant, red and dark fruit, earthy
Location: Located halfway between Beaune, 12 miles to the south, and Dijon, 15 miles to the north. The southern most commune of the Côte de Nuits.
Acres Under Vine: 786, 353 acres of which are Premier Cru and the other 433 villages wines
Grand Cru: None