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Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques
Optimal consumption: 10 to 20 years
Ageing potential: 25 years
Producing communes: Gevrey-Chambertin and Brochon.
Site: located in the north of the Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin is world-famous, not only for its superlative Grand Crus, but also for all its other vineyards. "Lavaux Saint-Jacques" is located at the beginning of the split of Combe de Lavaux, facing the south.
"Vaux" refers to a depression in ground, a hollow, a valley, and can have different spellings.
History & tradition: Gevrey is of course the village where the Grand Cru vineyard Chambertin is located. Vines have been cultivated here since 630AD, when a certain Bertin decided to emulate the monks, his neighbors. The wine he made turned out to be spectacular - and the rest is history!
This plot is next to the famous Clos Saint-Jacques. A statue of Saint-Jacques was found in the chapel of the castle. This chapel was one of the many stops on the Camino de Santiago.
Soil: lean and chalky, with a red-brown cover layer of clayey marl.
by Véronique Boss-Drouhin
Somptuous deep colour. The nose reveals aromas of small and ripe black fruits combined with leather and spice. On the palate, the wine is powerful and dense with a good tannic structure. Long aftertaste.
Supply: this wine comes from grapes and musts purchased from supply partners according to rigorous specifications.
Harvest: grapes harvested by hands in open-work crates. If necessary, a careful sorting is proceeded.
Vinification: whole crop harvest of 20 to 50% depending on the vintage. In accordance with the terroir and the profile of the vintage, we do 2 to 3 weeks of fermentation and maceration in small open vats, marked by punching of the cap and pumping-over. The yeasts are indigenous (natural). Pressing in a vertical press. Separation of the ends of the presses based on tasting.
Ageing: in oak barrels including 25% of new barrels.
The ageing lasts between 14 to 18 months.
Origin of the wood: oak grown in French high forest.
Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.