Gevrey-Chambertin En-Dérée

Energy & Length
Minerality from the cool side of Gevrey-Chambertin

The Vineyard

Annual production 1400 bottles
Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Soil Dominant chalky and clay
Average Vine Age 55 years
Situation The climat “En Derée” is located in the alluvial fan of the “Combe de Lavaux” (Lavaux narrow valley), under the 1er Cru Champeaux. The vines are oriented south-north.

Winemaking

The grapes are hand-picked and destemmed after sorting, with a small percentage of whole bunches added to the vat. 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, 30% new oak. Malolactic fermentation. Bottling after a soft filtration, depending on the vintage, and sulfites reduced to the minimum.

Tasting Notes

Color Bright Ruby Red
Aromas Wild strawberries, black pepper, spices, dry flowers in a potpourri
Taste Elegant, fine and straightforward. The wine is energetic, and leaves a refreshing sensation on the palate, very persistent.
Food Matching Delicate fine food - tender meats (veal, rabbit) - spicy foods