Druerne til denne 1. Cru Les Procès kommer fra en mark på blot 0,63 ha. med over 40 år gamle vinstokke beliggende midt på Nuits-Saint-Georges skråningen. Vinen byder på en utrolig imødekommende bouquet af supermoden bærfrugt, mokka, vanille, trøffel og et hint af rose. Smagen er meget fyldig og rig på moden frugt og fine tanniner.
This too is quite firmly reduced and aromatically unreadable at present. More interesting are the sleek, vibrant and delineated middle weight flavors that display good salinity on the firm but balanced finale that betrays only a touch of rusticity.
The domaine owns about half of this small premier cru close to the town. Unlike Les Poisets, it was spared hail damage in this vintage. The nose is packed with zesty red fruits and shows clarity and precision. It's concentrated yet delightfully fresh. There's ample grip and weight of fruit, good spiciness, and a compact structure. Assertive without being aggressive, it has sufficient acidity to give a long stylish finish.
No hail here, fortunately. Attractive garnet colour, almost 'Le vin vermeil' of earlier times. Discreet nose, alpine strawberry and a little sturdy smokiness, with some underlying raspberry notes, and very good length with just an agreeable trace of acidity underlying. A touch of fresh liquorice and another outstandingly long finish. Tasted: November 2019 .
Notes of plums, wild berries, orange rind and coniferous forest floor introduce the 2018 Nuits Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Procès, a medium to full-bodied, layered and succulent wine that's supple and charming, with refined tannins and a lively spine of acidity that carries through the precise, mineral finish. This, too, is a fine success. This lieu-dit is located at mid-slope next to Les Pruliers just to the south of the town of Nuits-Saint-Georges.
Arnoux-Lachaux er nabo til Romanée-Conti og råder over nogle af verdens bedste vinmarker i Vosne-Romanée og har ikke mindre end 4 Grand Cru marker!