2013 Gevrey-Chambertin "Les Evocelles"
100% Pinot Noir
Les Evocelles is located high up the hill at the northwesterly-most point in Gevrey-Chambertin, surrounded by Premier Cru vineyards (Champeaux and Combe aux Moines). Some speculate it was overlooked for classification due to its elevation at 400 meters. Vines face south/southeast on shallow calcerous soils.
Aged 18 months in French oak.
WINEMAKER TASTING NOTES |
The glow of youth gives the wine its lively ruby colour; with age it develops a dark carmine-red, black cherry tint. Strawberry, blackberry, violet, reseda and rose are some of the spontaneous aromas. Maturity gives the wine a bouquet of liquorice, leather and fur, with accents of game and undergrowth. In the mouth, it is the expression of a great Burgundy wine. Full and powerful, rich, strong, a body and a spirit, it asserts itself on a firm structure, velvety tannins, expressed with a very fine grain, without hardness. Pleasant when young, and to be enjoyed for its fruitiness, but above all it is a wine for keeping, often for a long time, excellent for learning about vintages.
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