Gevrey-Chambertin, Vieilles Vignes

Gevrey-Chambertin, Vieilles Vignes

Appellation: Gevrey-Chambertin
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Vineyards: Ten separate parcels with various exposures
Average age of vines: 50 - 70 years
Principal soil type: Clay and limestone

The grapes for the Vieilles Vignes bottling come from a total of 10 separate lieu-dit, or named parcels, including La Justice, Les Crais, Murot, Seuvrée, Jouise, Vignes Belles and Carougeot scattered throughout the south side of the village, each with each contributing something unique within the final blend.

A gentle hint of wood sets off a fresh, cool and complex mixture of various red and dark berries and pungent earth. There is fine volume and richness to the delicious and vibrant medium-bodied flavors that possess equally good complexity on the balanced and lingering finish. This is a lovely villages and worth a look.

—Allen Meadows (Burghound)

Vieilles Vignes 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…