Vibrant rose/crimson with a core of ruby. An imposing wine. The nose is earthy and dense with hints of ripe strawberry, iodine, bouquet garni and undergrowth. The palate shows power and poise with superb acid balance. Great length allows complex flavours to reveal themselves; Savoury plum and cherry, porcini mushroom, beef broth, and mineral characters. The commanding structure and supporting oak indicates the wine will only improve with age.
Drink from now - 2030
Bunches 100 % de-stemmed. A Short cold maceration, slow depart of the alcoholic fermentation with push downs twice a day during the ferment, followed by long maceration with push downs as necessary. Vatting time was 25 days. Ageing for 19 months in 100% new oak (lightly toasted); one racking during the ageing period. Bottling without fining or filtration, directly from the barrels. All the ageing operations are carried out with reference to the lunar calendar.
Appellation d’origine Controlée: Chambertin Grand Cru
Category: Grand Cru appellation
Region: Côte de Nuits
Producing Commune: Gevrey-Chambertin
The legendary Chambertin vineyard is a Grand Cru in the heart of the band of Grand Crus of Gevrey Chambertin. The east facing aspect is less sloping and cooler than the Chambertin-Clos de Bèze vineyard due to the Montagne de Combe Grisard, at the south extremity that favours the wind from the “mountain”.
Brown limestone soil with marl.
Bunches 100% de-stemmed.
Short cold maceration, slow depart of the alcoholic fermentation with push downs twice per day during the ferment, followed by long maceration with push downs as necessary.
Vatting time: 25 days.
Ageing 19 months in 100% new oak barrels (lightly toasted).
One racking during the ageing period.
No filtration and fining. Bottle directly from the barrels.
All the ageing operations are carried out according to the lunar calendar.