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GEVREY CHAMBERTIN

2018 Les Crais Domaine Huguenot

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

The vineyard here is made up of 'sables calcaire'. Nice nose - whiffs of weighty dark, plump fruit and red currant jelly. The attack is a super mix of sweet red berries but delivered through quite a focused funnel. Neatly glides, without too much excess across the palate. Lacy and lovely. Soft pretty fruit - nice mineral lift. Good. A pretty and balanced Gevrey Chambertin. The finish tightens up and has a serious feel. L&S (Nov 2019)

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Domaine Huguenot

The Huguenots can trace their history in Marsannay and working in the vines back to 1789. Currently the domaine is run by Philippe. His father Jean-Louis expanded the domaine from five to twenty-two hectares (twelve in Marsannay, six in Fixin, and four in Gevrey) before handing over the reins. Philippe took the bold step of taking all twenty-two hectares into organic production (the conversion was completed in 2010), but immensely sadly he was forced to do a single non-organic treatment in 2016, because of the terrible conditions, so he was back to square one - three years to re-qualify for the organic label - but this should be in place for 2020. Philippe was initially unsure if he would try for the certification again - but for all that is not planning to change the way he works - it is, he assures us, better for him and the environment and and his workers as well as for quality, and the domaine will continue along organic lines. Jean-Louis died suddenly just before the 2019 harvest - he will be much-missed.

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