Gevrey-Chambertin 2012 - Harmand-Geoffroy
The Harmand-Geoffroy field can certainly be seen as a key area of Gevrey wines with solid built for safekeeping. This Gevrey-Chambertin Village enables us to offer an exceptional wine at a reasonable price in a very successful vintage in the area. To keep between 5 and 15 years and enjoy a good meat sauce. AOC Gevrey-Chambertin is produced in the municipality of the same name, in the Côte de Nuits. The vineyard of 409 hectares is located in the bottom and sides of the Combe de Lavaux. It then distinguishes between three entities: the Côte Saint-Jacques in the north / north-west, 350 meters above sea level on clay marl soils; Côte des Grands Crus further south, with soil substratum of Bathonian, bajociennes of marl and limestone crinoidal Lower Bajocian, away from the town of Gevrey-Chambertin; and finally, in the center of the vineyard, the alluvial fan is made of bed material and silt. The wines produced in this area are very different depending on climates. 9 Grands Crus There are but 26 climates classified in Premier Cru appellations and Villages. These are all red wines produced from Pinot Noir only, also known as pinot noirien Burgundy. In continuation of the valley (Mévelle, Clos Tamisot, Brunelle), the wines are well structured, complex and very aromatic. The more we advance eastward (Justice, Croix-des-Champs, Hollow Fog, The Chalk), they are more flexible and good to drink young. Returning finally to the north, they are more powerful and fleshy (Young Kings, Pince Wine, Evocelles, Champerrier, in Fields, the Velle, in Motrot). They have a good aging potential, at least 10 years because they are very pretty sappy and bouquet. The wines produced on the slopes of Grands Crus (Carougeot, Jouise Champs-Chenys, Vignes-Belles) take advantage of the best soils and provide ample long red and more balanced. Premiers Crus are many and marked by more or less delicacy and consistency depending on their location on the Côte Saint-Jacques, the Côte des Grands Crus or the alluvial fan, so depending on the climate.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Main grape||Pinot Noir|
|Grapes||100% Pinot Noir|
|When to drink||2020-2030|
This 2012 vintage has given a headache to Burgundy winemakers! Spring frost, high disease pressure, hailstorms in Cote de Beaune (Volnay and Pommard especially), nothing has been spared. First consequence, plummeting volumes (sometimes up to 60%), which is even more serious than the returns of 2010 and 2011 had been well below average. The advantage of this type of vintage is that the grapes that ""resist"" generally have thick skins that allow slow maturity and depth and report skin / juice that achieves beautiful concentrations of winemaking. The rare red are often concentrated wines and a nice taut and fresh balance. The whites are in the same register. Overall, the Cote de Nuits is doing better than the Cote de Beaune, where hail have left traces¿ In the latter, the appellation Beaune places itself above the rest with wines generally well balanced, crunchy fruity. Red, Volnay and Pommard have suffered a little while appellations of white Puligny and Chassagne are especially good level, a cut above for once Meursault. In Cote de Nuits appellations most are of a good standard, Gevrey Chambertin, Chambolle-Musigny and Nuits-Saint-Georges showing slightly higher.