Hospices de Nuits, Cuvée Poyen, Rouge, 2016

The Hospices de Nuits are owners of a prestigious wine estate which covers 12.4 hectares. Every year since 1961, the wine auction has been held in early spring in March, for the benefit of Nuiton Hospital. The wines are bought in pieces (228L barrel) and Dufouleur FrĂšres ensures the aging until bottling.

Story

The wine
A blend of the Saint Julien and Plateaux climats, located on both sides of the Meuzin valley, the Poyen cuvée is a rich wine, with tight tannins and a fairly strict finish in its early youth. It simply takes a few years to express its full potential and in return offers remarkable aging potential.
The vintage
Exceptional vintage for more than one reason, the 2016 vintage offers wines of great elegance. Subtle floral notes of rose and peony mingle with intense aromas of red and black fruit, accompanied by some spicy notes. On the palate, perfectly ripe tannins appear, carved by a vibrant acidity which guarantees an incredible aromatic persistence.
Maturing
The wine was aged in new barrels supplied by the Hospices de Nuits, to avoid racking. The result is a wine with a beautiful tannic structure that deserves a few years of aging to express its full potential.
Varietals
Pinot Noir : 100%