La Justice

La Justice

Appellation: Gevrey-Chambertin
Varietal: Pinot Fin
Vineyards: 1/3 hectare parcel in La Justice
Average age of vines: 40 years
Principal soil type: Clay and limestone

A single parcel acquisition in 2010, this parcel is vinified separately from the domaine’s existing parcel of La Justice which is blended into the Vieilles Vignes cuvée. A fault line which exposes a layer of limestone in this vineyard renders what would otherwise be an ordinary site on the “wrong side” of the D974 into something more compelling. As such, there are a number of producers who make single parcel wines from this lieux-dit (named parcel).

Here the expressive nose is more elegant and notably higher-toned with plenty of floral influence on the pretty red currant and discreet spice nuances. The restrained and beautifully detailed middle weight flavors possess a finer mouth feel before culminating in a lacy, balanced and impressively persistent finale. Textbook La Justice.

—Allen Meadows (Burghound)

La Justice 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…