Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru
Facing the rising sun, the "Grande Côte" extends along the Route des Grands Crus from Gevrey-Chambertin to Morey-Saint-Denis, between the coombs of Lavaux and Morey.
Vinification & Elevage
The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in small crates to prevent the bunches being compacted. For our red wines, the grapes arriving at the vat room pass over a sorting table and are sorted before being loaded into the vinification vat. We immediately carry out a "cold pre-fermentation" maceration which, by cooling the vat to 10°C, optimises the extraction of the grapes' natural flavours and oxygenates the must. We favour long vatting with daily cap-punching for 8-10 days to facilitate the extraction of the tannins and colours. Lastly, the final maceration lasts 3-5 days, while the must macerates gently at a controlled temperature to develop greater finesse and aromas. This is followed by ageing for 15-18 months in oak barrels, 50% of which are lightly-heated new barrels.
Commentaries by our oenologist
"Its aromatic expression, both on the nose and on the palate, is complex and ""charming"". With age, it will develop slightly musky notes of well-ripened fruit, while retaining its lovely freshness. This is a forthright wine with silky tannins, perfect for long ageing. "
It is the perfect complement for coq au vin, jugged hare, beef bourguignon and Chambertin cheese (mature).