Tasting NotesSavoury tones of clove, star anise spice, and beef consommé are propped up by a core of ripe plum and blueberry aromatics. A medium bodied palate leads to a taught cherry acidity and a fine mineral finish with milk chocolate and fresh mint nuances. A captivating blend of dark fruits and whispers of savoury tones creates a wine that is extremely alluring and highly enjoyable.
CellaringDrink now or over the next 10 years.
Vineyard: Champeaux is located in the northern part of the vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin, high on the hill side just above the the appelation En Champs.
Soil: The soil, a mix of limestone and clay, has a very stony and rocky nature, setting the conditions for good drainage of the water and low yields.
Maceration process: 100% destemmed, short cold maceration. Two pigeage a day during the alcoholic fermentation, then short pump-overs during maceration post alcoholic fermentation
Pressing: Pneumatic press
Total elevage: 18 months Oak used: 30% new oak
Operations performed during ageing: One racking after the malolactic fermentation
Filtration: No fining, no filtration
All the vinification and ageing operations are carried out with reference to the lunar calendar
95 points - Huon Hooke
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