Gevrey Chambertin Creux Brouillard sans sulfites ajoutes, Domaine Pierre Naigeon

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Gevrey Chambertin Creux Brouillard sans sulfites ajoutes, Domaine Pierre Naigeon

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Tasting Note

A perfumed and elegant expression of Gevrey-Chambertin with violet and smooth red cherry notes and a lovely freshness.

Producer Note

Pierre Naigeon is a leading and renowned producer in the Côtes de Nuits. The Naigeon family has been established in Gevrey-Chambertin for over 150 years. They acquired some vines and started to produce wine in 1890. 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 herbicides. He believes in non-interventionist winemaking and aims to produce wines full of fragrance, revealing the natural terroir. The average age of his vines is remarkably high, mostly over 50 years, which endows the wines with an extraordinary quality, maturity and concentration.

Vineyard

Gevrey-Chambertin is the largest wine-producing village in Burgundy’s Côte d'Or. It is located in the far north of the Côtes de Nuits. The grapes for this cuvée come from the single vineyard ‘Creux Brouillard’, which translates as Hollow Fog in English. It is situated at the bottom of the slope where the deep limestone and clay soils are relatively cool and it is one of the last vineyards to be harvested in the village. The style from this vineyard tends to be lighter and fresher. Pierre believes in respecting the terroir; he ensures the yields are kept low and follows organic and biodynamic principles, taking into consideration the cycles of the moon and the sun.

Winemaking

Vinified in a gravity-fed winery, this cuvée was made with the minimal amount of intervention. The perfectly ripe and healthy grapes were hand-harvested and manually sorted. The whole bunches were gently pulled into the fermenters without the use of a pump. Fermentation started naturally with a cold soak, using indigenous yeasts from the vineyard. During fermentation, several "pigeages" or cap submersions took place. Skin contact maceration followed, lasting for a couple of days, before the wine was racked by gravity into barrels. Matured for 12 months in French oak barrels in the 17th century cellar. The wine was not fined or filtered prior to bottling, to preserve the natural qualities of the wine.

Serving Suggestion

Game, red meats and hard cheese such as Comté.

Grape

Pinot Noir 100%

 

Producer:  Domaine Pierre Naigeon
Grape Varieties:  Pinot Noir
Optimum Drinking:  Within 12 years
Wine Style:  Mid weight complex smooth red
Alcohol by Volume:  13%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  France
Style / Colour:  Red

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