Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, Maison Jaffelin
The grapes are picked and sorted by hand. Maceration lasts for 3 4 weeks with the extraction carried out mainly by punching down operations (pigeage). The wines are aged for 16 18 months in French oak barrels, of which around 40% are new. Gevrey wines generally display good tannic structure, making them excellent for laying down. The grapes come from a parcel facing directly east and situated below Château de Brochon. Here, the soils are deeper, resulting in very fruity wines.
Produced by Maison Jaffelin
Jaffelin, the smallest of the great Burgundy wine houses, entered a new chapter in its history in 2004, when it completely renovated its vat room and fitted it out with high precision equipment. Marinette Garnier, oenologist-winemaker, creates these "hand-made" wines in this magical location in the historical centre of Beaune. Since then, Jaffelin continues to present the very best of the finest Burgundy terroirs within a comprehensive collection of wines, which are recognised in prestigious wine competitions and appreciated by connoisseurs around the world.
Textured with strawberries, blackberries and cherry along with sweet spice, pepper and a very generous weight. The Pinot Noir comes through distinctly and powerfully on the palate. The finish shows smooth, fine tannins, accentuated by a hint of buttered toast. Enjoy with game, rib of beef, braised lamb. Strong cheeses such as Epoisses and Cîteaux.Download Technical Note