Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru AOC Petite Chapelle 2020, Domaine Marchand-Grillot
Gevrey-Chambertin is one of the villages of Burgundy's famous Cote de Nuits. The wines from this area are known for their firm rich structure, velvety tannins and delicate texture making them among the most popular in the region. This is a fine example that is superb to drink now but has plenty of cellar life and will continue to improve in the bottle for many years.
92 points Wine Enthusiast
Jacques Marchand, his daughter Marion and son Etienne are fifth and sixth generation winemakers in the village of Gevrey, in the heart of the Cote de Nuits in Burgundy. No chemicals are used in the traditional viticulture practised by the family. Every grape that goes into this wine is hand selected before going through a cold maceration for 8 days before fermentation. This helps ensure that all the flavour, structure and elegance of the grape is maintained throughout the process. Only natural yeasts are used and the wine spends 20 days in the vats before aging for 16 months in half new oak and half 2-year old oak barrels.
Bright, ruby colour with a black cherry, liquorice and spice nose - plenty of soft, rounded tannins on th epalate with delicate flavours of wild red berries and subtle spice. Long, silky, complex finish.