Henri Gouges is one of the top producers in Nuits St. Georges and known to be highly traditional, making highly structured, backward wines with a ton of tannin. Some call the wines rustic, but the best are clearly great wines with unique character. Gouges also makes this little known white wine from the La Perriere vineyard, which is one of the top premier crus in a village with no grand crus. Some would wonder why anyone would make white wine in this hallowed Pinot Noir territory. But this is no Chardonnay. Rather, Gouges makes this wine from an extremely rare mutant of Pinot Noir that the Domaine discovered and propagated. As with the traditional Pinot Noirs, the wine is vinified traditionally, fermentation starting in cuve then into cask (20% new) on the lees.