Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru “Les Damodes”
Les Damodes’s origins, Celtic or Gallo-Roman, are lost in the midst of time. Does this name conjure up a trinity of female deities, similar to the Bonnes Mares? Protectresses of earthly fruit and maternity, these goddesses were worshipped in the region. To the east of Nuits, the Gallo-Roman settlement of Les Bolards covered 15 hectares, and had a very active Mithraic temple. Or perhaps the name evokes druidesses who lived in the coomb.
Nuits-Saint-Georges has a strong, unbridled personality. The town is perched below the hillside, at the opening of the La Serrée coomb. A small stream, the Meuzin, makes its way down from the Hautes-Côtes. Les Damodes is the town’s northernmost climat, on the border with Vosne-Romanée.
Characteristic restrained aromatics of Nuits, a great concentration of fruit with a scented, savoury, grippy finish.
39% whole grapes, not crushed and vatted by gravity. No yeast addition. Aged for 16 months in oak barrels (35% new oak).
Complex, powerful aromas both spicy and fruity.
Classic "Nuit" red consumes the whole palate.
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Bouchard Aîné & FilsThe Cuvée Signature range is a selection of reputed single vineyards villages, Premier and Grand Crus from the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune principally. Harvested, made and aged by our winemaker, they are produced in very limited quantities.
Domaine de la Vougeraie“And lastly, to crown the repast, Ardan had brought out a fine bottle of Nuits, which was found ‘by chance’ in the provision-box. The three friends drank to the union of the earth and her satellite.” Jules Verne’s Around the Moon was the inspiration for the Apollo 15 astronauts, who christened the crater closest to their landing site Saint Georges.