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2018  

Production area

Grapes for the production of this village appellation located in the Côte de Nuits, are harvested in the delimited parts of the villages of Gevrey-Chambertin and Brochon. This appellation covers a surface area of 402,72 hectares of which 80,52 hectares are classified as Premier Cru.

Origins

The soil of the “Côte” is derived principally from the subsidence of the Saône River floodplain which resulted in a 200 metres drop with relation to the Morvan plateau, creating a long hillside with very regular slopes and eastern and south-eastern exposure. This fault also freed minerals that had been trapped in the soil for thousands of years. The vineyards stretch across the gentle slopes of the hillside allowing the vines to take full advantage of exposure to the sun. The soil in Gevrey-Chambertin is limestone based with a high proportion of clayey marl.

Varietal

100% Pinot Noir

Vinification and maturing

Vinification in wooden vats followed by 14 to 16 months barrel ageing with a proportion of 20% new oak.

Tasting notes

COLOUR : Intense ruby red.
NOSE : 
Notes of red and black fruit. Hints of animal, musk and liquorice will develop after a few years.
PALATE :
Very nice balance between the soft tannins which allow the wine to age well and good acidity which brings freshness. A very soft wine.

Food and wine pairing

Perfect with legs of lamb, bœuf bourguignon, game animals, coq au vin and cheeses like Epoisses.

Serving suggestions

15 to 16°C

Ageing potential

5 to 10 years

Ropiteau Frères since 1848

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