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2011 Maison L'Oree Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Chaignots

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April 21, 2024 - $53

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PRODUCER

Maison L'Oree

Maison L’Orée is a negociant house created by Rajat Parr, a celebrated San Francisco sommelier, and Charles Banks, an entrepreneur and former owner of Screaming Eagle. Parr was already a well-known wine director for the Michael Mina restaurants when he started making wine in 2004 in California’s Central Coast. He has continued to collaborate with vineyard owners and winemakers in California creating numerous wines, some under the Sandhi label. He and Banks debuted their first Burgundy with a 2009 vintage and are now producing more than a dozen red and white Burgundies under the Maison L’Orée label. The estate produces Premier Cru and villages wines.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits Villages, Nuits-St.-Georges, Aux Chaignots

Aux Chaignots is a 13-acre Premier Cru vineyard in the Nuits-Saints-Georges appellation, in Burgundy’s Cote-de-Nuits. Because there are no Grand Cru vineyards in Nuits-Saints-Georges, the appellation’s considerable reputation rests on its excellent Premier Crus. Aux Chaignots is in the northern part of the appellation, where the soil is limestone mixed with gravel. Burgundy writer Clive Coates notes that the wines from these northern Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Crus are “rich, full and elegant.”

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

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.