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Gevrey-Chambertin is a large town located at the northern end of the Côte de Nuits. It boasts one of the largest surface areas under vine with no less than 330 hectares under production, of which 82 are planted with Premiers Crus. The vines are planted at altitudes of between 240 and 280 metres. The soil is limestone-based with a high proportion of clay marlstones from the scree of the Combe de Lavaux, giving power and roundness to the wines. The “Jeunes Rois” vineyard is located north of Gevrey-Chambertin, on the famous slope of Brochon.
Vineyard selection and management
Vinification and maturing
At the winery: The grapes were completely destemmed but not crushed (they were left whole) and were gravity-fed into tanks. Maceration lasted a total of 26 days including one week of cold maceration (12°C). Fermentation used indigenous yeasts only (no additives such as enzymes or tannins were used). Infrequent punching of the cap (8 maximum).
In the cellar: Aged on the lees for 19 months with no racking using a proportion of 30% new French oak barrels that had been toasted at low temperatures for a long time to impart a very delicate touch of oak to the wine.
Bottling: The wine was not fined, but was very gently filtered before being bottled using gravity in April 2011.
1,200 bottles were produced.
Nose: Rather distinguished with notes of blackcurrant liqueur and a hint of toast.
Palate: Rich, deep and full-bodied with lovely mouthfeel. Long on the finish.
Vintage : 2009
Rewards2012 - Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France - 16 / 20
2011 - 1001 DEGUSTATIONSCOM - 3 Etoiles