Cuvée Alexandrine

Cuvée Alexandrine

Appellation: Gevrey-Chambertin
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyards: Millerandé grapes, multiple parcels
Average age of vines: 40 years
Principal soil type: Clay and limestone

First produced in 2005 and wanting to use this unique cuvée as a way to introduce herself and the domaine to new and returning clients, Alexandrine makes this cuvée culled from select parcels and using only tiny millerandé grapes, which are smaller than average size Pinot grapes, giving a much higher solid to liquid ratio and therefore producing a more concentrated and structured wine.

Aromatically this resembles the La Justice but the spice and earth elements are more pronounced. The vibrant, intense and delineated flavors possess a really lovely texture thanks to the fine-grained tannins that shape the saline-inflected, refreshing and balanced finish. As it almost always is this is the class of the range in 2014.

—Allen Meadows (Burghound)

Cuvée Alexandrine fact sheet (PDF)

Regions

France

Beaujolais
Burgundy
Champagne
Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Southwest
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Jura
Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
Loire
Provence
Rhône

Gevrey-Chambertin, Vieilles VignesThe grapes for the V.V. bottling come from a total of 10 separate lieu-dit, including La Justice, Les Crais, Murot, Seuvrée and Carougeot

La JusticeThe restrained and beautifully detailed middle weight flavors possess a finer mouth feel before culminating in a lacy, balanced and impressively persistent finale.

Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos PrieurThe grapes for this bottling come exclusively from the Clos Prieur parcel just below the premier cru of the same name, located just south of the village and slightly down slope…

Cuvée AlexandrineAlexandrine makes this very unique cuvée which is culled from all of her parcels as she walks the vineyards at harvest and selects only the tiny millerandage grapes…