Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru "Aux Charmes"

A very elegant wine with a freshness that reflects the terroir.

Story

The wine
Always very elegant and sometimes too round and charming I try to show in this wine some more freshness brings by the whole clusters who bring the sappiness of this terroir. I like to explain that I try to stretch the wine with the mineraux of the stem and to give a big length.
The vintage
1107 bottles, 36 magnums and 3 jeroboams have been produced for the vintage 2016.
Situation
0,30 ha planted in 1946.
This parcel is situated in the top place of the Charmes Chambertin Terroir call “Aux Charmes” it’s exactly in front of the border between Latricières Chambertin and the Famous Chambertin.
Terroir
Up-slope, the rocks are of bathonien origin, lower down the marls and limestones belong to the Jurassic (Bajocian) and numerous marine fossils are to be found on the surface, recalling the sea which covered this area some 150 million years ago.
Vinification
Manual harvest with 60% whole clusters.
3 Week fermentation with a very light extraction.
50% new oak during 20 months.

Varietals
Pinot Noir : 100%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 13,5 % vol. % vol.
Allergens (sulphites): Contient des sulfites

Advice

Tasting notes
Toujours d'une belle élégance et d'une grande pureté, ce vin se caractérise par sa rondeur et sa précision avec une finale plus allongée et fraîche tranchant un peu avec le début de bouche.