Domaine Alain Michelot

This domaine has a stellar line-up of premiers crus from across the village: the intensely perfumed, concentrated Les Chaignots; silky fine-boned Champs Perdrix near the Vosne border; intense, long-lived and mineral Vaucrains, to the compelling, glycerol-charged Les-Saint-Georges grown on the rocky, thin-soiled tip of the appellation.

The wines are always long-term here (the 1993s are glorious now) though the forthcoming fruit and ripe, fine tannins from recent vintages such as 2015, will mean these can be enjoyed at many stages of their development.

General information

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Nuits-Saint-Georges, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy

  • Total holdings

    8ha

  • Winemaker

    Elodie Michelot

  • Established

    1880

  • Cultivation

    Lutte raisonnée

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Morey-Saint-Denis Pinot Noir - - -
Morey-Saint-Denis 1er cru Charrières Pinot Noir - - -
Nuits-Saint-Georges Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir 50 years on average - -
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Chaignots Pinot Noir Planted in 1947 & 1978 Brown stony soils with white oolite & pink limestone -
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Champs Perdrix Pinot Noir - Shallow clays soils, very gravelly with white oolite limestone -
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Richemone Pinot Noir - Gravelly brown limestone with white oolite & pink limestone -
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Vaucrains Pinot Noir - Brown soils with abundant white oolite limestone -
Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er cru Les Saint Georges Pinot Noir Replanted in 1979 Deep reddish-brown soils, stony limestone & clay 0.5ha
Clos de Vougeot grand cru Pinot Noir - - -

Viticulture / Vinification

Red wines

  • Indigenous yeasts used for fermentations
  • Grapes are destemmed
  • Long maceration
  • Pigeage used for extraction
  • Élevage in barrel for 20 months
  • Circa 25-30% new oak is used