Domaine Remoriquet, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Bousselots 2002
Get to know: Domaine Remoriquet, Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Bousselots 2002
An earthy and well-developed wine that has a lovely aroma of red cherries, cedar, spices, cigar and faint oak. The palate has sour cherries, tobacco and gamey notes on the light-bodied palate. A very complex sip that lingers well with some acidity still present. Despite the age it is still a baby and could be aged for a few more years. If opening now, we recommend decanting to get the most out of the wine.
Try with game.
It's not often you get a chance to try a Burgundy that is already over 20 years old, so grab this fantastic parcel while you can. 2002 was an excellent vintage, particularly in the Côte de Nuits, so the wines here have stood up to age well.
Gilles Remoriquet is not a winemaker who rests on his laurels, forever looking for ways to improve his wines. Most recently he has been to the Jura to see a specialist about selecting the right blend of manure and has bought a second sorting table which eliminates under-ripe berries by flotation. The attention to detail flows right the way through from his vineyards to the winery.
Aux Bousselots is a Premier Cru classified vineyard located at the bottom of the Côte D'Or slope where a southeasterly aspect ensure the vines receive the morning sunshine and ripen well in Burgundy's cool climate. The result is a well-balanced wine with ample acidity to support the rich fruit flavors, further softened by the rich soil.