Vineyard: A blend of historic sites including Deree, Champerrier (planted in 1919), Petite Jouise and Clos de Combe.
Viticulture: The vineyard is farmed using biodynamic practices and all grapes are harvested by hand, sorted once in the vineyard and again at the winery. Up to 10% of the crop may be rejected.
Vinification: Vinification with traditional methods, open vat fermentation using native yeasts, 30% stem inclusion and minimal use of sulpher.
Aging: The wine is aged in French barriques of which 30-75% is new depending on vintage.
Publication: Wine advocate
The 2014 Gevrey\ Chambertin Villages was a little introspective on the nose when I tasted it from barrel, not as open as the Marsannay Villages. The palate is better with succulent blackberry and blueberry notes, with noticeably fine tannin and tension towards the linear finish. This is an understated Gevrey-Chambertin, one I suspect will be charming once in bottle.
There is a whiff of stems on the intensely earthy and ultra-fresh nose of red currant and underbrush aromas. I very much like the energy and delineation of the medium-bodied flavors that display good minerality and salinity on the complex, balanced and solidly persistent finale. This is a quality Gevrey villages.