A vineyard that produces 'airy and fluid wines' says Christian. It's next to Bertagna's 'Vignes Blanches' and below Les Amoureuses. Certainly it has a Chambolle like feel - a slip-sliding satin-silky texture. It's a délice - love it - saline too on the finish. Drinking range: 2028 - 2040L&S (Oct 2020)
75cl bottles (case of 6)
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Fine medium purple, perhaps a fraction more volatile here. Justine tells me that this is typical of the vineyard. Excellent intensity of energetic light raspberry fruit, then some more tannins behind. Intense fresh cherries too, but the wine is sturdier and less graceful than the Chambolles. Tasted: November 2020 3/5 stars Rating: 90-92 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy (Jan 2021)
Cask sample. Pale ruby. A relatively rare appellation and he has made an excellent fist of it. Transparent and lively with just the right tightrope balance and muscular energy. Though it will never be big and beefy. GV? Drinking range: 2024 - 2039 Rating: 17 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2021)
Domaine Christian Clerget
A domaine of 6 hectares, with 8 appellations, run by Christian, Isabelle and their daughter Justine Clerget from their house in the northern end of the little village of Vougeot, which is really in the commune of Chambolle. They have been organic (certified) since 2017, Justine having insisted on it when she joined them, but it sounds as though she was pushing at an open door, because Christian is entirely committed to this approach and clearly believes that good wine starts with the vines.
At harvest the grapes are picked into small cases for the short trip to the winery which really is right in the middle of their holdings. They adapt to the vintage conditions, so that they did 2 pigeages in total in 2019, whereas in 2017, they did one a day throughout the fermentation. In 2018 they did some whole bunch fermentation, but reverted to their normal complete destemming in 2019. At the end of the alcoholic fermentation Christian decants into tank, allows the wine to settle for ten days, then puts the wines into barrel where they stay without racking until bottling. They are using about 30% new wood on the villages and 40% on the Chambolle Charmes and the Échézeaux, and the wines say in barrel for a long élevage of 18-20 months.
Bourgogne Rouge .69ha
Morey Saint Denis Blanc 'les Crais'
Morey Saint Denis 0.20 ha
Chambolle Musigny 2 ha (in Les Athets, Les Babillères, Les Herbues, Les Nazoires, Les Bussières, Les Croix, Les Condemennes)
Vosne Romanée les Violettes 0.37 ha
Vougeot 1er Cru les Petits Vougeots 0.46 ha
Chambolle Musigny 1er cru les Charmes 1.01 ha
Échézeaux Grand Cru 1.09 ha (in 'en Orveaux')
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