GEVREY CHAMBERTIN

2013 Cuvée Bertin Domaine Lignier-Michelot

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Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Nuits
Village Gevrey Chambertin

The darkest fruit profile of Virgile's village wines this year, and slightly more austere. Also finely lively and long, but a bit tighter and more structured. Drinking range: 2018 - 2024 L&S (Nov 2014)

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The 2013 Gevrey Chambertin Cuvee Bertin, named after Virgile’s son, tends to excel in cooler seasons according to Virgile himself. It has a fresh, ripe strawberry and raspberry-scented bouquet, uncomplicated but pure and vivacious. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, a gentle grip – solid in the mouth but just a little “blocky” on the finish at the moment. This will drink earlier than the domaine’s other 2013s, though I would still afford this two years in bottle. Drinking range: 2016 - 2028 Rating: 88-88 Neal Martin, www.robertparker.com(Jun 2015)

Domaine Lignier-Michelot

A domaine of 11 hectares, 25% regionals, 50% Villages, 20% Premiers crus and 5% Grands Crus. Virgile Lignier worked at the domaine with his father Maurice from 1988, beginning to bottle some of the wine from 1992 (it had previously been sold to the négoce), taking over in 2000, which was the vintage when he first bottled all the domaine's production.

In the vineyard Virgile made significant changes, stopping the use of herbicides, and beginning to plough instead. Green harvesting to limits yields followed, along with greater attention to grape selection. The domaine works organically except in extremis.

The wines have a lovely combination of enough body and richness, combined with a lively clarity of expression. The old vines village cuvées are seriously good, and great value too. Going up the scale each site seems to speak very clearly of its source and there is a brightness and energy along with full, seamless fruit.

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