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Hospices de Nuits "Nuits st Georges - Les Didiers" 1998

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Hospices de Nuits "Nuits st Georges - Les Didiers" 1998

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The date of first recorded hospital in Nuits was about 1270 but there is little recorded (and preserved!) history so we must fast-forward to 1692 when the Sun-King himself, Louis Quatorze, agreed to consolidate the numerous small ‘maladières’ of Nuits into one larger hospital – a part of those consolidated buildings was already constructed as early as 1633. Despite their venerable age, the buildings of today’s Hospice lack the architectural impact of their cousin in Beaune, they also lack the luxury of a meaningful archive; so despite a long history of land and vineyards being donated in exactly the same fashion as the l’Hopital de Beaune, the ‘Domaine Viticole’ has no record of who those benefactors were.


Jean-Marc Moron takes the responsibility for both the viticulture and the vinification at the domaine. Of-course a large seasonal team of pickers are needed, but only four full-time employees are required to ‘work’ the domaine’s 12.5 hectares and make the wine – no additional tâcherons or local growers are used. The domaine’s vines all lie within the communes of Nuits St.Georges (including Premeaux) its neighbour Vosne-Romanée and one small parcel of Gevrey-Chambertin. Jean-Marc likes to describes his approach in the vines as ‘très raisonnée’ but he also needs to take a pragmatic view:
“I’m responsible for delivering an income to a charity so cannot afford to lose all, or even half of my crop. For that reason I cannot afford the ‘luxury’ of Biodynamics. That said, some vintages I will make fewer treatments in the vineyards than my ‘Biodynamic’ neighbours.”
That said, Jean-Marc emphasisies that this is no excuse for high yields, the doamine typically yielding thirty to thirty-five hectolitres per hectare from their efforts. There is a single application of herbicide out of the growing season and then the dead material is ploughed into the soil, pheromones (‘confusion sexuelle’) are used throughout the growing season.


Grapes are harvested manually then triaged back at the cuverie (which was new for the 2002 harvest). Grapes are destemmed before fermenting in stainless-steel tanks; the tanks may be cooled to 14°C if the temperature is higher, after which, fermentations are allowed to take their normal course. Cooling of the tanks is possible and a system of automatic punching-down (pigeage) is in-place. The wine is then fed by gravity into one-hundred percent new oak from a mix of three barrel-makers; Damy, Berthomieux and Sirugue – all barrels have the equivalent toasting of ‘moyen-fort’ or medium-strong. The barrels lie in a fine underground cellar under the cuverie.


Les Didiers, since the 1920s, is a monopoly of the domaine – one of many monopolies in the area of Premeaux – it’s also a wine that’s hard to generalise about as they vineyard is large enough that three separate cuvées are bottled.
Nuits St.Georges 1er, LES DIDIERS Cuvée Fagon – is the old-vine cuvée

Producent Hospice de Nuits
Jaar 1998
Appellation Bourgogne
Climat Nuits Saint Georges
Flesgrootte 0,75 L
Aantal flessen 1
Conditie Nee
Waardering Nee