VISIT the Eugène Ellia winery in NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES
From the vine to the vat
Vines worked in the purest tradition. Plowing on horseback prevents the earth from becoming too packed, thereby giving the vines all the vigour necessary for the development of a great wine. We harvest the grapes by hand and the beautiful bunches will then be turned into wine using traditional methods. The wine is aged in oak barrels for many months before being bottled: an absolute model of style. A third of the barrels are replaced each year, a true mark of quality that ensures proper ageing of our wine.
18 -19 January
From wooden vats to bottling
It is therefore in Nuits Saint Geoges that these wonderful wines are born each year. Powerful and generous with red berry aromas, they only need a little ageing to express all their potential: wines with a great lineage.
As soon as the grapes are harvested, they are sorted and the stalk is separated from the fruit without crushing any seeds, which would give the wine an unpleasant bitterness.
Following this, the must is placed in a wooden vat, where the wine begins to ferment under constant surveillance.
The must is punched down (stirring the solid material) at least twice a day to stimulate fermentation and allow the tannins
to release. After about three weeks, depending on the maturity of the grapes, the wine is moved into oak barrels. White wines will remain there for twelve months while the reds are aged for 18 months in our cellars where the temperature is constant, around 13ºC.