Domaine Tortochot, Gevrey Chambertin ‘Vieilles Vignes’ 2022

£71.00 (75cl)

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The 2022 Domaine Tortochot, Gevrey-Chambertin "Vieilles Vignes" is a Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France. Vieilles Vignes translates to "Old Vines," and the grapes for this wine come from vines that are decades old, concentrated in flavour; expect a bold red with dark cherry, spice, and firm tannins.

Tasting note

Domaine Tortochot, Gevrey-Chambertin "Vieilles Vignes" 2022: A Look Ahead! The 2022 Domaine Tortochot, Gevrey-Chambertin "Vieilles Vignes" is a Pinot Noir poised for a captivating journey. "Vieilles Vignes" translates to "Old Vines", hinting at grapes concentrated in flavour from decades of growth. This Gevrey-Chambertin, known for its bold Pinot Noirs, promises an exciting encounter. On the nose, one might expect red fruits like raspberry, intertwined with earthy complexities reminiscent of hints of dry fruits. The palate could present a full-bodied experience, bursting with dark cherry flavours accented by hints of spice. Fine tannins, a signature of Gevrey-Chambertin wines, are likely to provide a nice structured wine.

Food pairing

Earthy meats (lamb, duck, venison), mushrooms, hard cheeses; also goes well with grilled salmon, roasted vegetables and a verity of stews (like lentil stew or other legumes).

About the producer

Domaine Tortochot is one of the more famous estates run by 4th generation Chantal Tortochot, taking over from her father in the late 1990s. Blessed with 12 hectares
of vines are spread over 34 separate parcels, including some of the most enviable sites in Burgundy, featuring plots in the Grands Crus of Chambertin (most northern
section of the vineyard), Mazis-Chambertin and Charmes-Chambertin, as well some beautifully positioned 1er Crus including the rows of vines in 1er Cru ‘Lavaux
Saint-Jacques’ bordering the famous ‘Clos Saint-Jacques’. Moving towards organic viticulture since 2003 she converted the entire vineyards to organic agriculture in
2008. Chantal makes traditional style Gevrey, lots of chiselled fruit, structured tannins with bright acidity – there’s style in these wines. Grapes are 100% destemmed,
fermentation Temperatures are supervised before wines make transfer to medium toast barrel cellaring; 100% new oak for Grands Crus, 50% for 1er Crus and 25%
for village wines, with Malolactic taking place during the course of the 15 – 18 month ageing period. Gevrey Chambertin “Les Corvées” is her experimental vineyard,
where Chantal tries net cultivation techniques and non-chemical substances – she believes that the soil should be as natural as possible. The 1er Crus are fine
examples of the terroir. The Lavaux Saint Jacques is a deep garnet colour with fine cherry and earthy aromas. The Champeaux is of a more fruity/floral style with
notes of cherry and rose. This is a very elegant pinot with an impressively long finish. The Charmes has spicy, fruity, smoky aromas with deep red fruit on the palate.
The estate boasts 4 Grand Crus, three are in Gevrey – Charmes, Chambertin and the flagship Grand Cru, the excellent Mazis Chambertin with its rich fruit and
liquorice flavours, strong with elegant tannins and great potential. The estate also has a modest 7 rows of vines in the Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru vineyard producing
dark berry aromas and underbrush nuances

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