Joseph Drouhin Gevrey Chambertin
Burgundy is a minefield of names and ancient plots of soil. The producer Joseph Drouhin have vineyard holding all over the region and the hallowed soils of Gevrey Chambertin make some of the most extraordinary examples of the Pinot Noir grape having been cultivated here since 630AD. Intensely fruity nose of cherry, strawberry, black fruits as well as licorice before aging characters lend further complexity including spice and leather. Everything in harmony here with silky tannins, subtle fruit and superb acid structure holding it all together. It’s perfect with game dishes like pheasant or squab.
Gevrey-Chambertin is a wine with a beautiful, bright ruby colour. Intensely fruity on the nose, the aromas are reminiscent of black cherry, wild blackberry and liquorice. The woody character is subtle and marries delicately with the other aromas. As the wine evolves, there are more complex notes, such as mild spice, nutmeg and leather. Later still, mushroom and damp earth nuances make their appearance. Although present on the palate, tannin is never astringent but blends itself harmoniously with the natural freshness and "gras" (velvety texture) of the wine. The same aromas encountered earlier on the nose are found again in the aftertaste