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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.

Vintage: 2016
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir

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.

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Tasting Notes

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.

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