- 100% Pinot Noir
Gevrey Chambertin Domaine Gallois 2017, Burgundy, France
Dark berries on the nose with slight hints of oak, this is a well structured, velvety medium-bodied Pinot Noir. The oak is well integrated, with elegant tannins that will soften with a little cellaring and good length on the finish.
Located in the Cote de Nuits region of Burgundy, Domaine Gallois is a small boutique Estate that has been owned by the Gallois family for four generations. The estate is comprised of 4 ha spread over 11 parcels and seven climats.
Today the estate is run by Dominique Gallois, who is a relative newcomer in Burgundy. Before working at the Domaine he studied catering in Paris and ran his own restaurant for six years. His winemaking philosophy is all about respecting the nature, terroir and grapes as much as possible by minimising the use of chemicals and by maximising the use of natural fertilisers and mulching. Traditional winemaking with minimum intervention is the main rule.Pinot Noir is a grape variety of remarkable finesse, very elegant and with great freshness.
Pinot Noir translates the subtle nuances of their terroir, expressing all its originality and singularity. It is at the origin of the Great Red Wines of the Côte d’Or. The Côte de Nuits is where Pinot Noir expresses the best of its potential and Gevrey-Chambertin is precisely the terroir of choice and excellence for Pinot Noir.
This mysterious and complex grape variety interprets remarkably the subtlety of our climats. It is of ruby colour, with a wide aromatic range.
Pinot Noir is equally a fragile and capricious variety that needs to be carefully looked after.
As Dominique says, “The quality of a wine depends above all on terroir, the age of the vine and weather conditions. Even the best of winemakers will not produce a great wine if he does not help nature to give him good grapes.”