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Gevrey-Chambertin 2014 Jean-Claude Boisset

Gevrey-Chambertin 2014 Jean-Claude Boisset

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In 2002, Grégory Patriat became Jean-Claude Boisset's official winemaker and has since won the Champion Red Wine Trophy in the International Wine Challenge twice. He uncompromisingly executes the Hous...

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About Gevrey-Chambertin 2014 Jean-Claude Boisset

In 2002, Grégory Patriat became Jean-Claude Boisset's official winemaker and has since won the Champion Red Wine Trophy in the International Wine Challenge twice. He uncompromisingly executes the House's vision of authentic wines in which human intervention is kept to a bare, discreet minimum. Utilizing native yeasts and never more than 30% new oak, his wines are concentrated, well-rounded, and naturally expressive of their terroir. Prior to joining Boisset, Grégory worked at Domaine Leroy, where he learned biodynamic viticulture.

This wine's name alone evokes prestige. Gevrey-Chambertin is one of the noblest places in Burgundy and marks the true beginning of Burgundy's Grands Crus. Located at the northern end of the Côte de Nuits, the vines are planted at altitudes of between 700 and 800 feet on limestone-based soils. The grapes for this wine came from several vineyards located north of the village on the famed Brochon which produces Gevrey's finest "Village" wines. These vineyards have been carefully chosen with old vines up to 40 years of age, which naturally produce fewer grapes and more importantly, small grapes guaranteeing good concentration. No chemical fertilizers, environmentally friendly pest management which respects beneficial wildlife are followed. Grapes were sorted a first time in the vineyard and a second time on the sorting table when they arrived at the winery. They were completely destemmed but not crushed (they were left whole) and were gravity-fed into tanks. Maceration lasted a total of 24 days including one week of cold maceration. Fermentation used indigenous yeasts. The wine aged on the lees for 16 months with no racking using a proportion 40% new French oak barrels that had been toasted at low temperatures for a long time to impart a very delicate touch of oak to the wine. Wine Spectator scored this 92 points saying "Sweet cherry and currant flavors are complemented by sandalwood, anise and olive notes. Silky and vibrant, with refined tannins and a long, lingering aftertaste. Best from 2020 through 2033."

Wine Details

  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy

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