Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes

Elegance & Power
An Iron fist in a Velvet glove

The Vineyard

Annual production 4 000 - 6 000 bottles
Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Soil Clayey and chalky
Average Vine Age 40 years
Situation The vines are located in Gevrey-Chambertin, with parcels on the East and South sides of the village.

Winemaking

The grapes are hand-picked and 100% destemmed after sorting. Pre-fermentation maceration (12°C) for 5 days. Fermentation in temperature controlled vat with pumping-over and punching of the cap at the beginning. Warm post-fermentation maceration before the wine is put in barrels.

Ageing Free-run wine and press wine are aged separately 18 months in oak barrels, 50% new oak. Malolactic fermentation. Bottling after a soft filtration, depending on the vintage, and sulfites reduced to the minimum.

Tasting Notes

Color Ruby red with purple hints
Aromas When young, elegant notes of cranberries and black fruits, floral with a dominance of violet aromas, followed by hints of elegant, dry rose petal perfume. With age, even more complex tones of liquorice and undergrowth will develop elegantly.
Taste The wine delivers what is expected from a Gevrey Chambertin: velvety touch on the mouth over a well defined and firm structure. The elegance of the tannins guide the tasting experience to complexity and multiple layers of tasting.
Food Matching Rib steak - duck - cheeses