2015 Domaine Henri Gouges 1er Cru Nuits-St-Georges "La Perriere" Blanc (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1329434 Allen Meadows - Burghound

 There is a hint of the exotic present on the ripe pear and essence of apple-scented nose. The exceptionally rich, generous and fleshy flavors possess better volume and notably better complexity on the lingering and reasonably well-balanced finale. This isn't a classic vintage for this wine but it is not without appeal.  (6/2017)

Decanter

 A rarity: Pinot Blanc in Nuits-St-Georges. It has a very attractive, vibrant nose of pears and white pepper. Fine attack on the palate, almost racy. It has a juicy and rounded character and is already accessible, and has a fine acidic backbone. The plump finish makes this a delight to drink. Drinking Window 2017 - 2024.(SB)  (2/2017)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Nuits Saint Georges Les Perrières Blanc has a lovely bouquet: white peach, a hint of almond and vanilla pod, linseed emerging with time. Fine definition here. The palate is well balanced with a smooth entry, hints of white peach and fresh pear, though it just misses a little tension and complexity on the finish. Still, this is a lovely white Burgundy, no more, no less.(NM)  (12/2016)

K&L Notes

from white pinot noir, which is better known as Pinot Gouges; the vines were planted in 1947 - the production is between 2000 and 2500 bottles; this is also noted as pinot blanc on the cork

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Varietal:

Pinot Blanc

- Also known as Pinot Bianco in Italy and Weissburgunder in Germany and Austria, Pinot Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Pinot Gris (which is said to be a lighter mutation of Pinot Noir). While the varietal's roots are Burgundian (it was frequently confused with Chardonnay throughout history) it is rare there these days, instead finding its best iterations in France's Alsace, Germany's Pfalz and Baden, Austria's Wachau and in Italy's Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli and Lombardy winegrowing regions. It produces full-bodied whites with relatively high acidity, yeasty citrus and appley aromas and flavors and hints of spice. Aged Pinot Blancs take on lovely honeyed tones.
Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Burgundy

- The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Côte d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Côte de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Côte de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Côte d'Or. Also include by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north. View our bestselling Burgundy.
Specific Appellation:

Nuits Saint Georges

- A long, narrow appellation, and the southernmost commune of importance in the Côtes de Nuits. Nuits St. Georges tend to be sturdy, muscular wines, which are tannic in their youth. There are no Grands Cru in the town, but several Premier Cru vineyards. The wines from the north side of the village, towards Vosne-Romanée are distinctly different in character than those from the southern vineyards. The vineyards traditionally among the best are in the South, including Cailles, Vaucrains, St. Georges, and Argillières. These vineyards are on deep brown limestone. The northern vineyards, on the other side of the river Meuzin, have more in common with those of Vosne Romanée. The vineyards are composed of pebbles and limestone, and the wines have more of the finesse and elegance of Vosne, but with the structure of Nuits St. Georges.