Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru 'Craipillot' 2019Regular price $728.00
Region: AOC Gevrey Chambertin, Burgundy, France
Size: 750 ml
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Enjoy at 16-18°
Vivino: 4.0/5 (2019)
Wine Enthusiast 91pts (2019)
This small vineyard, just on the edge of the village of Gevrey-Chambertin, has produced a rich wine, still with obvious wood aging flavors that will integrate over the next years. The black fruits and structure promise aging, giving a wine that is dense and full.
Craipillot often produces lively, very fruity wines with aromas of liquorice and violet. Less structured than other 1er crus, it is nevertheless powerful with a lot of finesse.
It is a complex and balanced wine with a delicate and persistent finish.
It pairs ideally with meats in sauce and local cheeses such as l’Ami du Chambertin.
Vinification is traditional with manual harvesting followed by total destemming. After cold maceration, fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts, and vatting lasts about 15 days depending on the vintage. Maturation on the lees occurs for 12 to 18 months in barrels, 40% of which are new wood from the Tronçais forest.
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