Domaine PIERRE GELIN Chambertin Clos de Beze Grand Cru 2019
Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: A bright garnet robe of good intensity. Living up to expectations, the nose is powerful and racy. Noble vegetal notes, crushed leaves reminiscent of brown tobacco, delicate flowers, macerated fruits and fine spices are the main components of a bouquet of great complexity. When aerated, it takes on nuances of cherries in brandy and apricot kernel. The palate is young, lively and fresh, rooted in a ‘mineral’ texture that gives it a certain verticality. A slight astringency, which is normal at this stage, paired with a ‘calcareous’ nervous note, counterbalances a juicy side, reminiscent of cherry, then blood orange. Signs of maturation are still present, and patience is required as it blends into the body. Both wisdom and energy are noticeable in a round and tart finish; these are qualities typical of the appellation and attest to the nobility of this great Pinot cuvée!
About the Winery: The Gelin family has been managing this esteemed 13-hectare estate since 1925. Under the stewardship of Pierre-Emmanuel Gelin since 2000, the vineyards have transitioned to organic farming. With vineyards in Fixin and Gevrey Chambertin, including the monopoles of Fixin 1er Cru Clos Napoléon and Gevrey Chambertin Clos Meixvelle, the wines showcase generous flavours and a rustic profile with strong tannins. The estate follows manual harvest practices, employs maceration and fermentation techniques, and ages the wines in oak barrels for 20 to 24 months before release.
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