Gevrey Chambertin Le Village Vieilles Vignes Red 2017
Gevrey ChambertinCommunale - 2017
Philosophy The great northern Côte de Nuits village appellation, renowned the world over. Originally from Dijon and then having settled in the Côte de Nuits, the Delaunay family has always had a fondness for this village and their wines from this appellation have always stood out for their quality. Gevrey-Chambertins are fleshy, delectable, intense wines featuring notes of black fruit and liquorice and are often described as “masculine”. We hope that you will appreciate these characteristics in this great classic.
Terroir The vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin are some of the oldest in Burgundy. Viticulture dates back to the 1st century AD. As early as the 6th century, Gevrey was registered as being among the finest wines in Burgundy thanks in particular to the founding of the Bèze Abbey in 640. The vines are planted at altitudes of between 250 and 300m in marl-based soil covered with scree and iron-rich red silt, originating from the plateau. Gravel lends the wine elegance and finesse while the marls rich with clay and fossilized shells give it body and firmness. The slope faces east and southeast, ensuring ideal exposure to the sun.
Vinification and ageing Our Gevrey results from a blend of selected grapes from five plots representative of the village’s different terroirs. The vinification for each is adapted to the characteristics of the grapes depending on their terroir. The final blend contains 10% of grapes that were not destemmed to lend freshness and elegance. Oak barrel ageing last 15 months (35% new oak).
Tasting notes Dark in colour tinged with violet accents. Superb, powerful, classy nose evocative of cherry, liquorice, coffee and a touch of warm rhubarb tart. The same cherry and liquorice notes are also evident on the finish and the oak is well integrated. Powerful on the palate with remarkable, gorgeous purity ending on a saline note.