||At the foot of the Combe de Lavaux, a cool, deep coomb cut into the hillside as if with a sickle, Gevrey-Chambertin is an enthralling overture to the Symphony of the Grands Crus. The air contains hints of all the themes played by the Pinot Noir down to Santenay, some majestic, others more subtle.
||Our Gevrey-Chambertin is assembled from several parcels which combine harmoniously. To the east of the village’s land lies La Justice, an ancient climat which, as wine critic Jacky Rigaux so rightly points out, lies on the centreline of the cone containing geological material which has fallen from the coomb over the millennia. Part of this cuvée comes from a neighbouring climat, Craite-Paille.
|Composition of the land
||The mineral fraction is particularly varied, with a mixture of pure silt, clayey silt and deep clay. The bottom of the parcel is slightly calcareous, the top not at all. GEST compost.
||Harvested grapes, untrimmed and gravity fed. Without yeasting or enzyming. Cold pre-fermentation maceration (12-15 ° C) for 5 days. Total maceration: 25 days of vatting A pigeage per day until half-fermentation then a light winding per day until the end of the vatting. Pressing with the vertical press.
||Duration: 13 months Type: in barrels. Percentage of new oak: 35% Warm and slow heating. Origin of woods: Nevers, Tronçais and Allier. No gluing, light filtration.
||Price Domaine de la Vougeraie Gevrey Chambertin La Justice 2014 € 67.10