“A Marchand 2008 Gevrey-Chambertin – sourced from Les Evocelles and neighbouring Brochon acreage – leads with high-toned herbal concentrate, tar, resin, salt spray, and chalk dust, though on the palate these become grounded in ripe, fresh black fruits. There is a scrubby, garrigue-like aspect here reminiscent of Lavaux St.-Jacques (and no doubt accentuated by the inclusion of stems in the fermenter); while a mouthwatering salinity helps enliven the wine’s long, lifted finish. This should prove utterly fascinating as well as elegant and versatile over the coming 8-10 years, yet another tribute to the as yet relatively unsung virtues of Les Evocelles and this entire high-elevation sector of Brochon.”
90 - 91 Points
David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate
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Appellation d’origine Controlée: Gevrey-Chambertin
Category: Communal appellation
Region: Cote de Nuits
Producing commune: Gevrey-Chambertin
Two blocks for this wine -
Jouise: Brown limestone soil, well drained, slightly exposed to the east.
Les Crais: Many limestone rocks.
Harvested by hand. 15% whole clusters. Cold maceration. 5 weeks of total maceration with pigeages and remontage.
21 months of ageing in French oak barrels. 30% of new barrels from Allier (light and soft toast). One racking during the ageing. No filtration and fining. Bottled on 31st May 2010 on a fruit day.
All the ageing operations are carried out according to the lunar calendar.
This is a perfumed and elegant wine showing pure fruit expression. It is complex and finely structured with soft tannins, a generous mouthfeel and great palate length.
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