Gevrey-Chambertin “La Justice”

Gevrey-Chambertin “La Justice” bottle

At the foot of the Combe de Lavaux, a cool, deep coomb cut into the hillside as if with a sickle, Gevrey-Chambertin is an enthralling overture to the Symphony of the Grands Crus. The air contains hints of all the themes played by the Pinot Noir down to Santenay, some majestic, others more subtle.

Our Gevrey-Chambertin is assembled from several parcels which combine harmoniously. To the east of the village's land lies La Justice, an ancient climat which, as wine critic Jacky Rigaux so rightly points out, lies on the centreline of the cone containing geological material which has fallen from the coomb over the millennia. Part of this cuvée comes from a neighbouring climat, Craite-Paille.

October 1, 2016 | Wine & Spirits
Catch this as a young wine, while the tension in its structure elevates the delicate dried herb notes, and Brett adds detail to the tannins, a little dry, but spicy and delicious. Packed with a sweet cherry fruit, this is solidly built Gevrey, ready to drink with a steak.
  • Winemaking

    Harvest de-stemmed, not crushed. No yeast addition. Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold. Length of maceration: 20 days. Aged for 16 months in barrels.

  • Nose

    On the nose the wine is complex, dominated by red fruits both ripe and fresh (strawberry, raspberry), then it develops more spicy overtones, almost smoky. It finishes with a menthol note.

  • Palate

    The attack is full and frank; the tannins ripe and rounded, encompassing a wholesome body. There is good fruit (blackcurrant). The finish goes on indefinitely with no trace of harshness.

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