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Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru Burgundy France, 2016, 750

Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru Burgundy France, 2016, 750

$ 172.00

Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru Burgundy France, 2016, 750

BH 92
"Moderate but not intrusive wood sets off the very Gevrey-like nose of various red berries that are liberally laced with forest floor, humus and the sauvage. The succulent and seductively textured medium-bodied flavors possess good complexity and persistence. This is quite round and while it will certainly repay a decade or so of cellaring, it could actually be enjoyed on the younger side too."

ESTABLISHED:1920s

VINEYARDS: Estate vines are located in four separate parcels in this larger grand cru vineyard, two-thirds of which hail from Charmes proper; the rest from Mazoyères-Chambertin. Soils are brown limestone, some gravel, but shallow; the “mother rock” of pure limestone is close to the surface.

AGE OF VINES: 50-60 years, on averageWINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Fermented on indigenous yeasts in tank. Aged in older French oak barrels for 18 months (approximately 15% new oak). Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of red berries, warm baking spices, cranberry jam. Supple and suave, almost creamy. Red cherries, cinnamon. PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Roast pork or chicken; delicately spiced dishes

 



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