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Chambertin-Clos de Bèze " Les Ouvrées Rodin" Grand Cru

Chambertin-Clos de Bèze " Les Ouvrées Rodin" Grand Cru

  • The vintage
    • 2019 is a fresh and well-balanced vintage characterised by extreme weather conditions (frost spells, heatwave). Volumes are low although the quality is outstanding. The harvests began on Monday 9 September and came to an end on the 21 September. The red wines are seductive, well-balanced, aromatic, fresh and direct. The tannins are elegant and approachable. The palate discloses aromas of juicy fruits as well as warm, sunny, spicy notes.

  • Appellation
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    • Introduction

      Coming from a "Vieilles Vignes" parcel (60 years old), "Les Ouvrées Rodin" is characterised by its elegant tannins and delicate structure.
      Edmée Sirieys, Erwan Faiveley's great grandmother, had family links with art amateur Maurice Fenaille. In 1885, the latter became Auguste Rodin's patron. In memory of the unique relationship with Auguste Rodin and as a hommage to the timeless works created by him, we named this new gem of the Côte de Nuits: "Les Ouvrées Rodin"

    • Exposition

      East, South-East

    • Soil

      Limestone-rich scree

    • Grape Variety

      Pinot Noir

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Surface area

      32 a 96 ca [0,81 Acres]

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Years the vines were planted

      1966

  • 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 16-18 months in French oak barrels (60% new oak and 40% one-wine barrels) which have been selected for their fine grain and moderate toast. The wines are left to age in our cellars at consistent, natural hygrometry and temperature.

  • Tasting
    • Tasting

      Deep ruby red hue with purplish glimmers. The complex nose offers a combination of fruit, spice and floral notes. The lively palate displays exceptional tension, elegant tannins, a hint of white pepper and menthol notes. Les Ouvrées Rodin is an intense, deep, smooth, elegant and subtle wine and a perfect reflection the character of its historical terroir.

    • Serve with

      Foie gras and pear filo pastries, coq au vin, fillet of beef, truffle risotto

    • Serve at

      16°C

    • Cellaring Potential

      10 to 25 years

  • The vintage
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