Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Estournelles Saint-Jacques 2013
Located on the south-east facing slope near Clos Saint Jacques, the Estournelles Saint Jacques vineyard site is an esteemed Premier Cru climat, which also shares similarities with neighbouring Grand Crus sites resulting in rich complexity and depth of flavour.
Gevrey Chambertin is the northernmost of the great communes of the Côte de Nuits. There are 26 Premiers Crus and 8 Grands Crus. Half of the Premiers Crus of Gevrey lie scattered around the perimeter of the Grands Crus, the other half occupy a steep, southeast facing slope to the north, with calcareous clay soils.
After the challenges thrown at them in 2012, Bourgogne winemakers were hoping for a peaceful 2013 but capricious Mother Nature had other ideas. After a long winter, a gloomy spring and a fine, providential summer, for the most part, the pickers had to wait until the start of October to take up their secateurs. The consequences of the weather's whims - such as shatter and millerandage, hail damage, concentration and disease - all had an impact on the quantities harvested. Across the region, no winegrowing area was spared however experience has made all the difference and 2013 is nevertheless considered a very successful vintage.
Fermentation takes place in vats for three to four weeks and the wine is then aged in oak barrels for 18 to 20 months before bottling. This Premier Cru can be kept for 8 to 20 years, depending on the vintage and the cellaring conditions.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses