Gevrey-Chambertin

2016

6/750

This wine is a blend of equal parts from two parcels, Seuvrées and Charreux; the Lécheneauts farm a total of .11 hectares between these two vineyards. The village appellation is predominantly brown calcareous and brown limestone soils; these sites also have marl covered with scree and red silt, which brings an elegance and finesse to the wine, while the limestone, littered with fossils, gives body and firmness. The vines are 70 years old on average.

2,600 bottles produced annually.

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(89-91) points
"Moderately saturated red-ruby. Subtly complex nose melds black raspberry, plum, redcurrant, coffee, spices and a whiff of game. Then pliant, rich and rather fat in the middle palate, displaying subtle saline soil tones and a firm spine of acidity. This broad village wine spreads out nicely to saturate the palate and resound on the finish, where the tannins come across as distinctly sweeter than those of the village Vosne-Romanée."
Stephen Tanzer,
Vinous
, January 2018
92 points
"A bright, cherry- and black currant–infused red, bursting with juicy fruit, iron and sweet spice flavors. Dense and firmly structured on the back end, with a lightly chewy finish. Excellent length. Best from 2021 through 2036. 50 cases imported. "
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator
, November 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB6131-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Sustainable