Claire Naudin from the Domaine Naudin-Ferrand has quite a liability in viticulture, since her lineage was involved in the vineyards from 1850... and even 1500 if we go back to the Naudin’s ancestors, who were then plowing in the vineyards. How not to be crushed by one’s family history when you are a female winegrower in Burgundy? It's simple: the woman has quite a personality, iron fist meets velvet glove. The N-F Domaine was properly founded in 1964 by her parents Henri Naudin and Liliane Ferrand; and Claire came back in 1991 after her studies in agronomy, oenology, and a visit to Australia. Three years later she becomes the manager and today she is at the head of 22 hectares spread around Magny-lès-Villers including crus like Echezeaux, Aloxe, Ladoix, Nuit-Saint-Georges and the rest in Regional Appellations. Located at the border between the Hautes-Côtes and the Côtes de Beaune, this terroir’s destiny is to shine. And when it is treated with such good care, it’s pure Burgundian pleasure in the glass. Authenticity, precision, sharpness, tension. Four-star wines.
A complex nose with notes of sour cherries, rosemary, and rosebud... The palate is harmonious, with depth and finesse, a luscious wine. Yet another very lovely cuvée by Claire, to be tasted ASAP with Asian cuisines.
A complex nose with notes of sour cherries, rosemary, and rosebud... The palate is harmonious, with depth and finesse, a luscious wine. Yet another very lovely cuvée by Claire, to be tasted ASAP with pungent cheeses like Epoisses or Munster.
An intense nose with notes of sour cherries, roasted coffee, and hints of flowers... Palate: suave, fleshy, with well-blended tannins, and moderate acidity. For Claire, it’s the elegant and voluptuous expression of old vine Pinot noir, from a very beautiful terroir, farmed with respect.
A nose of great depth, redolent of black fruits – blackberry, blackcurrant, morello cherries... A complex palate, balanced, with well-blended tannins and a finish you won’t soon forget... No surprise – that’s what you get when the label reads Claire Naudin!
Every bit a Grand Cru: a nose with notes of jammy black fruit, cacao, a touch of wood... A perfectly harmonious palate, beautiful body, rich with big tannins, a wine with great ageing potential. You must put this in your cellar and be patient…
An intense, complex nose of cherries, long pepper, and cardamom... A palate that embodies the appellation, with beautiful tannic structure that demands we lay this down for a time. A wine crafted for the cellar, which will traverse the ages.