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.
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.