Founded in 1954 with 7 acres in Gevrey and Bourgogne. Two younger generations have joined the operation and the vineyard holdings has grown to 32 acres in total. They make Pinot Noir, Gamay, Aligote and Chardonnay across various appellations. All the wines have a touch of the muscular tannic drive typical of a Gevrey family.
2009 is a cracking vintage and the wine is intense and concentrated, able to handle 30% new oak. Not massive, but certainly full flavoured and full of Pinot joy. Succulent and soft with a great length. It is drinking perfectly well right now until 2019. Duck breast is hard to go past as a partner.
Burgundy – The classic part of Burgundy known as the Cote D’Or (the slope of gold) is essentially one vineyard that is 60km long and maybe 5km at its widest. From this limestone ridge some of the most complex, long-lived and aromatic wines are produced from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Cistercian monks who owned the land codified the entire region and so each small plot has a name.
Bourgogne – The entry level to Burgundy. The wines can be from vineyards outside of the better appellations or declassified from high ranks. That means you may be drinking a Grand Cru vineyard at Bourgogne pricing! Quality is variable but the great producers put as much care into their entry level as they do their great wines.
Pinot Noir – This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.