Domaine Pierre-Olivier Garcia

Domaine Pierre-Olivier Garcia

Discover the magnums from Domaine Pierre Olivier Garcia

The great talent of the Côte de Nuits, whose reputation has exploded in just a few years! We are delighted to have met Pierre-Olivier in time, especially considering that today the wines are highly sought after and allocated within a few days. However, this meteoric success is not a stroke of luck. The origin of the domain began with the union of two childhood friends to create Domaine Moron-Garcia in 2016. A high-end trading centered on their birthplace: Nuits Saint Georges. Although this appellation is known for delivering classic and traditional wines, the two men want to give it a big boost with wines that combine purity and aromatic finesse, to contradict the typical image of Nuits St Georges wine as masculine, powerful, and earthy. In 2020, Pierre-Olivier took sole control of the domain, convinced (rightly so!) that his viticulture and vinification model can stand the test of time. To achieve this, he also acquired some vineyards on high-quality terroirs, such as Les Herbues in Nuits. All grapes come from organic viticulture, with Pierre-Olivier even going further by promoting biodiversity and polyculture in his plots. All grapes are rigorously sorted in the vineyard and at the winery, and then vinified in the domain's cellar.

Pierre-Olivier is very meticulous; for him, no compromises should be made, and everything must be done to harvest grapes in perfect sanitary condition, even if it means spreading the harvest over 3 weeks where a "classic" domain would complete it in 10 days. He has thus developed a battle plan worthy of Swiss watchmaking: the grapes spend a night in a cold room to slow down fermentation, and then are sorted for an entire morning (!!!).

A significant originality here: the use of the berry-by-berry technique on all red cuvées (no other domain does this!). All green parts of the cluster ("the raffles") are meticulously cut with scissors to leave the pedicel intact on the grape berry. Thus, the grape berries are put into the vat without any juice runoff. Everything is vinified using the layering technique: destemmed grapes, whole bunches, and "berry-by-berry" grapes for astonishing aromatic complexity! The wines are vinified without sulfur and aged in barrels (with few new barrels) for 1 year. The result in the glass is stunning; the wines have a fruit brightness like no other, and right from their youth, they surpass primary aromas to offer unique, complex, and flavorful wines. Enthralling!

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