Gevrey-Chambertin VIEILLES VIGNES 2006 - Coillot

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The 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.

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SKU R112
Color Red
Bottle Size 0.75 L
Country France
Region Bourgogne
Appellation Gevrey-Chambertin
Alcohol 12.50
Main grape Pinot Noir
Grapes 100% Pinot Noir
Maturing Barrique
When to drink 2011-2021
Vintage 2006
Vintage Description

2006 is a vintage or wine growers have the best offer great wines while the average is disappointing. The weather was inclement shown in Burgundy , with a July hit by the heat wave , followed by August and September but mostly cold rainy. Conditions that have favored the development of mildew, fatal to pinot noir. The quality of red is heterogeneous . The choice of dates harvest was critical in this region. A strict selection had to be operated . For domains that are not resolved there, the wines turn out meager , diluted . Despite these unfavorable weather conditions, the whites are out remarkably well . They show a very good balance and intense freshness.