CHARMES CHAMBERTIN

2011 Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Nuits
Village Gevrey Chambertin
Classification Grand Cru
ABV 13%
Vineyard Charmes Chambertin

Lush, yet vibrant. All silk and sweetness, held in check only just. Sexy and rich. Lovely length and depth of red black fruit. Cassis is there, nice and bright. A real burst of bright juicy flavour on the finish. L&S (Dec 2012)


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Domaine Christophe Perrot-Minot

Christophe Perrot-Minot is now the fourth generation of his family producing wine on the estate after his great grandfather Amédée Merme devoted himself to the management and production of wine over 130 years ago. The estate has gone from strength to strength – always keeping the highest standards. Integrated viticulture has been practiced for many years now which has been adapted especially for the terroir. No herbicide or chemical fertilizer is used, instead, Christophe prefers to “stand back and listen to this terroir, only intervening when necessary or when the weather requires it, never systematically.” Visit Website

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