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Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "La Combe aux Moines"

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "La Combe aux Moines"

  • The vintage
    • 2017 is an early vintage. Harvests started on August 29th, the grape clusters were dense and compact thanks to excellent flowering in late May. Favourable climate conditions gave charm and generosity to the wines. 2017 is a classic style of vintage that can also be enjoyed in its youth.

  • Appellation
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    • Introduction

      During the construction of the Château de Gevrey-Chambertin, the monks of Cluny would gather in the valley after a hard day of labouring the vineyards. The soils in this parcel are the same as in "Les Cazetiers" although the parcel is located slightly higher up. This truly is a remarkable terroir.

    • Exposition

      North-East

    • Soil

      Fossiliferous rock and white marls

    • Grape Variety

      Pinot Noir

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Surface area

      1 ha 23 a 64 ca - [3,06 Acres]

    • Characteristics of our plot

      Years the vines were planted

      1933, 1935, 1980, 1984, 1988, 2017

  • 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 months in French oak barrels (40-50% new oak and 50-60% 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

      Intense ruby red colour and an attractive nose offering fresh red fruits, sweet spice, oaky notes and a touch of smoke. The palate is smooth and persistent with fruity, oaky notes that linger on the finish. A remarkably elegant wine with silky smooth tannins and a very distinctive finish.

    • Serve with

      Roasted red meats, coq au vin, beef bourguignon

    • Serve at

      14°C to 16°C

    • Cellaring Potential

      7 to 12 years

  • The vintage
  • Appellation
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  • Winemaking
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