Nuits-Saint-Georges Travel Guide

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    Looking down the shopping street
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    Scenery on the Grand Crus
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    On the Route de Grand Crus

    by iandsmith Updated May 26, 2012

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    Originally known as Nuits, or even Nuits-sous-Beaune, the town was happy to add the name of its finest vineyard, Les St Georges, in the nineteenth century. There are no grand crus, but many fine premier cru vineyards, the mayor of the time – Henri Gouges – preferring not to single out any vineyard for the highest status.
    The wines of Nuits St Georges vary according to their exact provenance. Those of the hamlet of Prémeaux, which, for viticultural purposes, are considered to be part of Nuits St Georges, are often on the lighter side.
    The richest in terms of quality and most sought after are those just south of Nuits St Georges such as les Vaucrains, les Cailles and les St Georges itself. The third sector, including les Murgers, Les Damodes and Les Boudots are at the Vosne Romanée end of the village and clearly demonstrate some of the extra finesse associated with Vosne.
    Several domaines (Gouges, Rion, Arlot) now produce a white (blanc) Nuits St Georges from Pinot Blanc or Chardonnay.
    Somewhat interestingly, 72% of the French populus find it difficult to understand their wine labels!

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    by iandsmith Updated May 24, 2012

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    The alley leading away from the roundabout caught my eye and so I wandered off for a look, enticing the girls with promises of shops down there, as well as a cuppa.

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    Outstanding roundabout at Nuits St. Georges

    by iandsmith Updated May 24, 2012

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    Let's be honest here, the first reason I wanted to stop was the great roundabout they have here and, based on my brief time in France, they've made it something of an art form. All power to the French I say, I loved them!
    This one was exceptional even placed against some of the other great ones I saw. Naturally, after I'd stopped to take a picture (not again I heard the passengers say), I started noticing other things.

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    by iandsmith Written May 25, 2012

    There is a surprising choice of restaurants in this village. From what I saw they all looked reasonable and it was difficult choosing one before another.
    The ambience in all the ones in the proximity of the roundabout looked really nice but we opted for an intimate setting in the Restaurant de la Tour; the "Tour" not referring to anything cycling but to the Route de Grand Crus.
    It's not a large restaurant but, sitting beside the window watching the world outside from your dimly lit table is a calming and pleasant experience.

    Favorite Dish: It was here I finally ordered my first dish of escargot which was okay but nothing to rave about.
    The other dishes were nice and the desserts were excellent, as was the service.
    I have no hesitation in recommending this place.
    The wine we ordered was a local blanc sec and it was very good; coming from a vineyard about 2kms up the road.

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    by iandsmith Written May 25, 2012

    Favorite thing: The Route de Grand Crus offers wine heaven to those so inclined.
    Two thirds of the top wines of France come from this relatively small area but the vintages are highly prized.

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