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Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

  • The vintage
    • The weather conditions in 2015 were outstanding and the vintage is characterised by its rich and very distinctive style. Excellent ageing potential.

  • Appellation
    description
    • Introduction

      This charming Grand Cru is situated on the most northern part of the hillside, in the commune of Gevrey-Chambertin. The production areas for the Charmes-Chambertin and Mazoyères-Chambertin appellations are the same and it is the Charmes-Chambertin appellation that is usually specified.

    • Exposition

      East

    • Soil

      Brown soils with around 40% clay content, lava and iron.

    • Grape Variety

      Pinot Noir

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Surface area

      0 ha 81a 23 ca [2 Acres]

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Years the vines were planted

      1925, 1930, 1959, 1999

  • 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 hygrometry-controlled cellars at consistent, natural temperatures.

  • Tasting
    • Tasting

      Charmes-Chambertin reveals an attractive deep ruby red hue and rich nose disclosing a variety of small red fruits, spice and flowers. This indulgent yet very elegant wine offers silky smooth tannins although it requires a few years in the bottle before it reaches its full potential.

    • Serve with

      Game stew, rabbit terrine, mature cheeses

    • Serve at

      16°C

    • Cellaring Potential

      10 to 25 years

  • The vintage
  • Appellation
    description
  • Winemaking
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