des Nugues – 2019


Gilles Gelin 2021 Domaine des NuguesTasted in Lancié with Gilles Gelin, 04 February 2021.

Domaine des Nugues
Les Pasquiers
40 rue de la Serve
69220 Lancié
Tel: +33 4 74 04 14 00
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Gilles on 2020:
20 was an easy vintage in vines but complicated and a bit frustrating in all the other facets. Cold and wet starting, a spring that was warm and nice – we had plenty of time to work in the vines – fewer treatments than average but all was early and sunny – like in 2003 there were two approaches – those that went early and those who waited. Like in 2003 I waited for the reds, less-so for the whites. We did need a bit of rain to help deblock some vines – I think it came around ~25 August. We did had some wines over 14° but interestingly they seem fresher than the same from 2018. The balance is impressive as we seem to have the same acidities at the end as at the start – they are rich but they are fresh too.

Gilles on 2019:
Less volume than in 2020 as we had some frost here in Lancié – it was a similar volume in Fleurie too. But otherwise not too bad. If we hadn’t had the frost, I think we would have had a similar vintage to 2018. I think the crus are generally a fresher version of 2018.

The wines…

In general, I had a very slight preference for Gilles’ 2018s at the same stage last year but the last two wines of this tasting were knockouts – brilliant wines.

2019 Beaujolais Villages Blanc
All from Lancié, on limestone, worked at a low temperature.
A width of freshness but supported by a mix of ripe and mineral elements. There’s good drive and energy here – freshness too. Mouth-watering with some citrus complexity. Intense finishing – long. Very good.

2012 Beaujolais Villages Rosé
Made in the same low-temperature way as the blanc. Bottled in January.
That’s a lovely nose of fresh, vibrant and perfumed attraction. A little silk to this texture – wide, mineral – just a perfect, delicious rosé. Bravo!

2019 Beaujolais Villages
Just about to start commercialisation. Like all the BJV here, all is in Lancié.
Hmm – that’s lovely too – direct, slightly floral and with a ripeness of fruit in support. Plenty of mouth-filling flavour, faintly accented with tannin. Great finishing. That’s a fine BJV!

2019 Fleurie
Very old vines with 11k density of plantation.
A narrower nose. The wine is very direct, intense even. Slowly widening and always mouth-watering. I love the intense finish. Serious starting, great finishing!

2019 Morgon
Wide, fresh – very attractive aroma. Mouth-filling, rounder wine, easier wine, mouth-watering and very tasty. Very good – holding a very fine mineral finish!

2019 Moulin à Vent
Two parcels assembled. 70-year-old vines, 11k density.
Wider, red-fruited, growing beautifully floral. Big in the mouth – really energetic, intense too. There’s plenty of structure here but plenty of wine to support it too – that’s an excellent MaV.

2019 Fleurie Les Côte
South-facing, again 70-year-old vines with 11k planting density. About 50% destemmed – elevage mainly in older large-format barrels.
Plenty of colour. That’s a deep and concentrated nose – some air helping to open. Big in the mouth, structured but also silky. Long, a little mineral, slowly mouth-watering in the finish. That’s a great wine!
2019 Moulin à Vent Les Burdelines
Two parcels assembled. 70-year-old vines, 11k density.
Dark coloured. A very wide aroma of complexity and darker fruit. Extra freshness and great energy – freshness and seriousness of great wine – wait 3 years before harvesting!

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