NUITS ST GEORGE - Poulettes 1er Cru
Tech Sheet / POS
Domaine Gachot-Monot is a family run estate founded in 1890. Covering a total surface area of 12 hectares, it is spread over 3 different communes – Corgoloin, Comblanchien and Nuits-St-Georges. The year 2003 saw the construction of a new winery and wine-cellars, as well as the recognition of Damien Gachot as one of the best young talents of the year, a title that he obtained once again in 2006. Vines are cultivated with the utmost respect for nature and are planted at a density of 10,000 vines per hectare. Yields are kept low by appropriate pruning and disbudding.
Harvesting is done by hand, after which the grapes are transported quickly to the winery in order to limit oxidation. The grapes are completely destemmed with a fermenting time of 10 to 15 days. Maturing takes place in oak barrels (of which 20 – 30 % are new) for 12 to 18 months. This domain has been home to five generations of the Gachot family. Currently, it is comprised of 10ha spread out between three communes: In order to effectively control yields, the domain practices strict removal of suckers as well as a ‘green harvest’. Grapes are completely de-stemmed before undergoing a very classical fermentation, à la “floating cap”, and lasts between 10-15 days depending on the vintage. The wines are raised in oak barrels for 12-18 months, with 10-30% new oak. Wines are bottled without fining. The bottling process is carried out entirely by Damien Gachot.