Domaine PIERRE GELIN Gevrey-Chambertin "Clos de Meixvelle" Monopole 2019
Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: A bright garnet robe of good intensity. The taster is first met with a wonderful nose – rather sweet and spicy (gingerbread, clove). It then becomes more focused on liquorice with a floral note, giving it a lot of elegance. The barrel maturation manifests in notes of mocha, nutmeg and cinnamon. The palate? A tart juice – smooth, with finesse! The superb texture of taffeta and velvet results from the beautiful sweet and liquorice tannins from the perfectly ripened grapes, sheltered by the high walls of the clos. The liquorice flavour is accompanied by aromas of cherry stone and gives an original ‘sweet and sour’ impression. This airy, pure, lacy wine that ends on a saline and elegant finish already provides a lot of pleasure now.
About the Winery: The Gelin family has been managing this esteemed 13-hectare estate since 1925. Under the stewardship of Pierre-Emmanuel Gelin since 2000, the vineyards have transitioned to organic farming. With vineyards in Fixin and Gevrey Chambertin, including the monopoles of Fixin 1er Cru Clos Napoléon and Gevrey Chambertin Clos Meixvelle, the wines showcase generous flavours and a rustic profile with strong tannins. The estate follows manual harvest practices, employs maceration and fermentation techniques, and ages the wines in oak barrels for 20 to 24 months before release.
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