Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Petite Chapelle
The Gevrey Chambertin 1ers Crus occupy the upper portion of the Côte, on shallow brown limestone soils. "Petite Chapelle" is located close to the "Chapelle-Chambertin" and "Griotte-Chambertin" Grands Crus.
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 12-15 months in oak barrels, 30% of which are lightly-heated new barrels.
Commentaries by our oenologist
"Colour: clear, bright red. Nose: fresh, floral, small red fruit notes. Mouthfeel: elegant, fine and precise. "
Superb with: Venison fillet en croûte with girolles, tournedos with morels.