Louis Latour - Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru les Damodes label

Louis Latour - Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru les Damodes 2014

Red Wine

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Item# LA160-14

Description

"Les Damodes" is situated on the northern part of the Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation, just to the south of the premier cru appellations of Vosne-Romanée. The vineyard name "Les Damodes" comes from "Dame" meaning lady. Legend says that there were fairies that inhabited this rocky hillside above the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges, once covered by quarries and woods! But more likely it was the presence of rocky forms that looked like tall ladies in long dresses that gave the parcel its name. Known locally as "les Dames Hautes", "hautes" (meaning tall), hence the pronounciation has become "damaudes" then "damodes". Planted on a parcel with an easterly exposure, the vines grow on poor, limestone soils. Elegance and finesse perfectly characterize this wine.

Food pairing

Roasted leg of mutton - entrecôte with shallots - mature cheeses

The vine

Average vine age 30 years
SoilClay and limestone
Average yield40 hl/ha
HarvestHand picked

Vinification and ageing

Fermentation Traditional in open vats
Ageing 8 to 10 months ageing in oak barrels, 40% new
Barrels Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted