Gerard Julien Nuits Saint Georges 1er les Bousselots 2013
The old vines yield tiny millerande berries without seeds every year, with concentrated color and delicate aromas. This is a classic example of why I prize northern Nuits St Georges wines so much
This is the northern half of Burgundy's famed Cote D'Or. It is home to perhaps the noblest expression of Pinot Noir on planet Earth, if not the noblest expression of any wine on Earth; the minute yet palpable differences from single parcels of land were intuited by Cistercian monks who farmed the 'golden slope' for approximately two thousand years. From Corgoloin in the south, to Marsannay in the north, the finesse and complexity of the wines is at times both hauntingly beautiful and mind boggling.