Edouard Delaunay

Edouard Delaunay Nuits St Georges Vieilles Vignes 2019

R1,295

A rich, creamy and pretty Nuits St Georges to take your Burgundy discovery to the next level

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Additional information

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Critics Top Rating

93 points

Curated Selection

NEW, Top Rated, Winter Warmers

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Producer

Edouard Delaunay

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2018

Wine Group

Boutique, Prestige

Wine Occasion

Formal Entertainment

Wine Region

Burgundy

Story

Story

A true Renaissance story makes Edouard Delaunay a Phoenix in Burgundy.

Founded in 1893, Edouard Delaunay is an old House with a rich and singular history that contributed significantly to the development of Burgundy throughout the 20th century. Unfortunately, the company had to be sold in 1992 much to the disappointment of Laurent, founder’s great-grandson who had recently joined his father in the business.

Determined to rebuild the estate, he created Badet-Clement in 1995 specialising in wines from the South of France, before returning to Burgundy in 2003 as a distributor.

Finally, in 2017 he was able to buy it back, with the aim of restoring its position among the great names of Burgundy.
Starting with the 2017 vintage, Maison Edouard Delaunay offers a selection of around thirty vintages concentrated on the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits, ranging from regional appellations to Grands Crus.
Recognition followed suit being awarded IWC winemaker of the year in 2020 & 2021, a mere 3 years after its revival!

Precise, subtle, well-balanced wines, without excess, for the most demanding wine lovers and enthusiasts throughout the world.

PHILOSOPHY
Nuits-Saint-Georges, the village in which our head office is located, has a great deal of importance for us. The southern gateway to the great Côte de Nuits villages, Nuits-Saint-Georges produces wines that are extremely diverse. The terroirs north of the village, near Vosne-Romanée, are composed of deeper, clayey soils. They yield wines that are both generous and structured. The terroirs to the south are very stony, as testified to by the many quarries nearby. Here the wines are mineral, lively and bold. A good Nuits-Saint-Georges should integrate this duality that lends it its unique character and magnificent ageing potential.

Specifications

Specifications

Thanks to our unique network, we buy grapes of the finest quality from Burgundy’s top growers. As much as possible, we select those grown from vineyards that are managed in a sustainable and ecologically responsible manner, privileging organic viticulture. We work in conjunction with growers throughout the entire year, decide on the harvest date and we pick our grapes ourselves.

With pragmatism and without any pre-established formulas, we adapt our vinification and ageing processes to the potential of each terroir, plot, grape variety and vintage. We do not want our wines to be masked by oak, so we use it judiciously to give the wine just what it needs so that during the ageing process all of its potential and expression can shine through. Ageing a great wine requires patient, gentle work.

TERROIR
Nuits-Saint-Georges is an iconic appellation in Burgundy. Its wines were even prescribed for Louis XIV in 1693 as a remedy for his ailments. The three plots for our cuvée are located at the foot of the slope, both north and south of the village, where the limestone soil is mixed with clay and marl. The typicity of the soil lends both finesse and minerality to the blend as well as power and richness. The vines’ southeastern exposure is ideal for optimal ripening of the grapes.
VINIFICATION AND AGEING
The grapes were handpicked and meticulously sorted in the vineyards so as to only keep the finest grapes. The entire harvest was destemmed before being transferred to tanks. Fermentation started naturally under the influence of indigenous yeasts. Barrel ageing lasted between 15 and 18 months (30% new oak).

 

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

TASTING NOTES
Gorgeous cherry red in colour. The fine, complex, fresh nose is evocative of sour cherry, tangy forest berries and spring blossoms, followed by a touch of caramelized crème brûlée and sugared almonds. Lovely, well-integrated oak. Velvety, rich, full-bodied start to the palate. Notes of wood and spices – orange peel, bay, black pepper – are followed by rather smoky nuances of peat and underpinned by a hint of limestone and graphite minerality. The finish is still a little tight, with its acidity and tannins that are typical of Nuits-Saint-Georges. The finish boasts pleasing notes of liquorice and violet. This great wine is well suited for cellaring.

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

James Suckling – 93 points

A very pretty red with berry, cherry and orange-peel aromas and flavors. Medium body, round tannins and a juicy finish. Plenty of richness and creaminess on the palate. Drink or hold.


Decanter- 92 points

So much perfume and nuance here, amazingly aromatic on the nose with bright cherry notes given depth by wood spice and burnt orange zest. The palate is bright and fresh with both mineral and bramble fruit tones driven by excellent acidity. Great drive through the palate and varietal typicity is spot on. Drinking Window 2020 – 2028

 

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