Grape Variety : Pinot Noir
Soil : Clay and limestsone
Site : This climat "Charmes" is located on a mid slope facing east in the Southern part of the village of Gevrey Chambertin. One of its nearest neighbour is the famous of "Chambertin".
The Vintage 2012 : After a very cold winter and a cold spring, the weather at the start of summer was quite demanding. It became fine again in the second half of August with hot temperatures. The harvest commenced early September under a bright sunshine. The combination of all those climatic factors has engendered a significant drop of the yields but quality is there. Meticulous vinifications have produced wines with very pure aromas and a very fresh structure. Aging in oak casks during 17 months.
Tasting : Deep ruby colour with purple nuances. Intense aromas of red berries and black-berries mixed with spices and vanilla notes. Well-structured, dense and deep. Supple and taut with a tight texture. Elegant tannins. Long aftertaste. .
Food pairing : It is perfectly matched with red meat grilled or en sauce and all cheeses, especially the local cheeses like Epoisses or Citeaux.