Gevrey Chambertin Le Village Vieilles Vignes Red 2017
Gevrey ChambertinCommunale - 2018
PhilosophyThe great, world-renowned village of the northern Côte de Nuits. The Delaunay family, who was originally from Dijon but moved to the Côte de Nuits, has had a long-standing penchant for this village and has always stood out for the quality of its wines from this appellation. Gevrey-Chambertins are fleshy, delectable, intense wines that are often described as “masculine”, boasting notes of dark fruit and liquorice. We hope that you will discover these characteristics in this great classic.
TerroirThe vines of Gevrey-Chambertin are some of the oldest in Burgundy. Viticulture here dates back to the 1st century AD. As early as the 6th century, Gevrey was listed among the finest wines in Burgundy, which is owed in particular to the foundation of the Bèze Abbey in 640. The grapes for this cuvée were sourced from different climats spread throughout the village: “Aux Chezeaux”, “Les Reniards”, “Les Platières” and “Les Pincevin”. The vines grow at altitudes of between 250 and 300 m in marly soil covered by scree and iron-rich red silt from the plateau. The gravel lends the wine elegance and finesse while the fossil-rich, clayey marls give it body and firmness. Exposure to the sun - mainly southeast and east – is ideal.
Vinification and ageing The grapes were picked at their peak of ripeness. The entire harvest was destemmed and underwent 15 days of vinification, punctuated by daily pump-overs. After finishing with 5 days of warm maceration, the wines were transferred to barrels (1/3 new oak) to age for 15 months before being bottled.
Tasting notesMagnificent deep red colour. The first nose offers slightly roasted notes and aromas of red and dark fruit (cherry and blackberry) followed by a hint of chocolate. Lovely, fresh, vibrant start to the palate that features both sucrosity and pleasing acidity. This wine is very long on the palate with tannins that are still quite pronounced, which is typical of the vintage. Flavours of dark chocolate and mint precede notes of spices, angelica, blue fruit (blueberry, sloe) and juniper. The finish boasts great purity. Magnificent balance between power and purity.