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Gevrey-Chambertin "Vieilles Vignes"

Gevrey-Chambertin "Vieilles Vignes"

  • The vintage
    • The climatic conditions were very mixed in 2016. The harvests took place later than usual in order to allow the grapes to reach their optimum ripeness levels. Our wines present fruity aromas. The wines are smooth and fleshy. This promises to be a very distinctive vintage.

  • Appellation
    description
    • Introduction

      By royal ordinance from Louis-Philippe, the name "Chambertin" was added to the name of the village and it officially became "Gevrey-Chambertin" in 1847. Our parcel selection of old vines aged over 35 years old produces an exceptionally intense and aromatic wine.

    • Exposition

      East, South-east

    • Soil

      Clay marls with a high iron content

    • Grape Variety

      Pinot Noir

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Surface area

      7 ha 20 a 28 ca [17,8 Acres]

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Years the vines were planted

      1945, 1950, 1951, 1956, 1962, 1967, 1969

  • Winemaking
    • Winemaking

      The grapes are harvested and sorted by hand. The proportion of de-stemmed grapes and whole clusters varies depending on the vintage. The wines are punched down daily in order to extract colour, tannins and aromas from the skin of the grapes. After a 19 day vatting period, the alcoholic fermentation is complete. The free-run wine is run off using a gravity system whilst the marc is pressed slowly and gently in order to extract an exceptionally pure press wine. The wines are aged for 14 months in French oak barrels (20-30% new oak) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are left to age in our hygrometry-controlled cellars at consistent, natural temperatures.The wines are aged in vats for 2 months at the end of the ageing process.

  • Tasting
    • Tasting

      Our old vines are over 35 years old and produce an exceptionally intense and aromatic wine that reflects the unique character of its terroir. With its deep, clear ruby red hue, it reveals notes of black fruits and excellent strength and concentration. As with all Gevrey-Chambertin, it requires a few years of patience before reaching its full potential.

    • Serve with

      Beef bourguignon or a platter of mature cheeses

    • Serve at

      14°C to 16°C

    • Cellaring Potential

      4 to 6 years

  • The vintage
  • Appellation
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