«Whoever knows how to taste wine never again drinks it, but discovers its secrets». Salvador Dalí
It is strict and careful work with the vines, exemplary, meticulous ageing of the wines and remarkable care and know-how that mean that unique terroirs can produce «les exceptionnels», exceptional wines. This range is a selection of Grands Crus with respect for their unique value.
Appellation: An appellation Grand Cru from the Côte de Nuits, Charmes-Chambertin is produced in Gevrey-Chambertin. Exposed to the east, the vines are planted between 240 and 280 metres above sea level.
«Charmes» comes from the Latin CALMIS meaning «rocky plateau». In the past, the land where the vines of this grand cru were planted was wasteland because of the stony soil; Soil: Silt and stony scree
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Harvest: The grapes are cut and sorted by hand.
Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and then placed between 2 and 4 days in stainless steel vats for pre-fermentation maceration. The alcoholic fermentation is begun using nothing but natural starters.
Ageing: The wine is aged in oak barrels for 12 to 14 months.
Tasting: A lively, dark ruby to black cherry colour.
On the nose, a pretty palette of aromas: raspberry, blackcurrant, redcurrant but also stone, liquorice and spices.
On the palate, power, opulence and elegance unite to form a full, complex body.
Food pairing: Game animals (in sauce or grilled) would be a good accompaniment to this virile wine. Lamb in sauce, coq au vin, glazed poultry and prime rib of beef will also find it of great interest, as will washed rind cheeses.
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