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2018 Domaine Gerard Julien et Fils Côte de Nuits-Villages

ITEM 8245864 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
5 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8277221 1 $30 Jun 19, 2022
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RATINGS

90The Wine Advocate

...notes of cherries, strawberries, espresso roast and forest floor...medium to full-bodied, fleshy and gourmand...dramatic, textural wine that exemplifies the elegantly modern style that Etienne Julien has mastered.

15Jancis Robinson

Ripe and spicy cherry. A bit light on fruit in the middle, so the tannins dominate a little for now.

PRODUCER

Domaine Gerard Julien et Fils

Domaine Gerard Julien et Fils is a 25-acre estate in Comblanchien, just south off Nuits-St. Georges. It has been in the Julien family for five generations, and the current vigneron is Etienne Julien, whose first vintage as winemaker was the 2012. The estate makes Echezeaux, a premier cru, and numerous villages wines.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits-Villages

Côte de Nuits is the northern part of the Côte d’Or and it includes the most famous vineyards and wine communes in the world. There are more Grand Cru appellations in the Côte de Nuits than anywhere else in Burgundy. Of the fourteen communes, or villages in the Côte de Nuits, six produce Grand Cru wines. They are Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Flagey-Échezeaux and Vosne-Romanee. Some of the vineyards within the Côte de Nuits are tiny, which adds to their prestige. The fabled Grand Cru vineyard La Romanee is barely two square acres. Altogether there are twenty-four Grand Cru vineyards. The region takes its name from the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Côtes de Nuits produces mostly reds from Pinot Noir, and the wines have been in demand for centuries. During the 18th century King Louis XIV’s physician recommended that for his health the king only drink wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges. Like most of Burgundy, the soils of the Côte de Nuit can vary greatly from one vineyard to another, though most are a base soil of limestone mixed with clay, gravel and sand.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, AOC (AC)

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.