2017 Domaine Daniel Rion & Fils Les Hauts Pruliers, Nuits-Saint-Georges Premier Cru, France
This 46 acres vineyard grows on a steep slope in the middle of a hillside. The shallow, calcareous brown soil is mixed with pebbles and clay loams over hard limestone. The 40 years old vines produce balanced and concentrated grapes. The name "Les Hauts Pruliers" originates from wild plum trees with blue bays which tannins cling to the gums. This wine is therefore a sensual and lively wine, with a rather masculine personality, which does not leave the amateurs indifferent. Its power gives it an excellent aging potential. With age, it will develop aromas of dried prunes.
This is an ideal pairing wine for regional dishes in sauce, such as ham and game meat. Its tannic character adapts to a full-bodied and spicy cuisine.