Grape: Pinot Noir
Region: Charmes Chambertin, Burgundy
Perfect with: Slow cooked duck leg with braised red cabbage, roast squab and kale, proscuitto wrapped deboned quail with mushrooms
Ageing Potential: 10-12 years
Why You'll Love it?
Vincent Geantet has been in charge of this impeccably-run 12 hectare domaine since 1982, when his father Edmond handed over the reigns. Vincent’s son Fabien has also been helping since 2006. No herbicides are used, and mildew and odium are treated with sulphur and copper sulphate, except during difficult seasons when fungicides may be employed if necessary. Vincent aims for an average yield of 40-48 hl/ha over the entire domaine. After harvesting, the grapes are sorted no fewer than four times on four separate sorting tables. No stems are used in the winemaking process. One-third new wood is used for the élevage. After 12-14 months in barrel, bottling takes place in winter without fining or filtration.
Deep cherry red colour. Concentrated nose with aromas of dark cherries, blueberries, cedar and aniseed. Palate is lush and well rounded with excellent acidity, silky smooth but firm tannins with lovely layers of fruit on the mid palate before transcending into a long finish. Great intensity and concentration, lovely big bold flavours of dark cherries, blackberries, violet, woody, savoury and spice. A wine that will certainly reward ageing for a decade.