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Producer: Domaine Pierre NaigeonGrape Varieties: 100% Pinot NoirOptimum Drinking: Within 12 yearsWine Style: Medium to full bodied Pinot NoirAlcohol by Volume: 13.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: France
A full bodied Burgundy style with slightly gamey, chunky fruit combined with a herbal edge, full and long on the finish.
The Naigeon family has been established in Gevrey Chambertin for more than 150 years. Initially coopers and farmers they acquired some vineyards to produce wine in 1890 and started a wine merchant activity. The estate remained reasonably small until 2003 when Pierre purchased more land increasing their holdings to 11.5 hectares. Pierre Naigeon believes passionately in sustainable farming, without the use of any herbicides. He looks to produce wines full of fragrance, revealing the natural terroir. The average age of his vines is remarkably high, mostly over 50 years. This ensures deep roots, nourishing the vines from many different layers of soil, to produce the most complex wines, and reduces the natural level of cropping, providing more concentrated wines.
The vineyard is located in the premier cru climat of Fonteny, in the Geverey Chambertin appellation. Situated between the village itself and the Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Cru hill, the vineyard rises up the hillside and the climat covers just 3.5 hectares. It is here that the high quality of the limestone soils, perfect for the Pinot Noir variety, has led to the classification of Premier Cru, rather than just village wine.
Classical winemaking techniques.
An ideal match for game, roasted pheasant, grouse and mature cheese.
Pinot Noir 100%
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