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Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru 2011

Chambertin-Clos de Bèze
Grand Cru 2011

Grape Variety : Pinot Noir

Soil : Clay and limestone

Site : One of the most prestigious Appellation of Gevrey Chambertin. Located on the upper part of the hill, in the very heart of the Grands Crus area of Grands Crus, with an exceptional eastward orientation. The plot covers 15 ha of stony soil.

The Vintage 2011 : After a very cold winter and a demanding spring, the hot summer was regularly interrupted by rainy intervals. It gave way early September to a bright and warm weather, that speeded up the maturation of the grapes. Harvest began in the last days of September under a bright sunshine. Long and careful macerations have allowed to enhance the fleshy texture and smooth and elegant tannins of the Pinot Noir. Aging in oak casks during 18 months.

Tasting : Dark ruby colour. Intense aromas of black berries and red fruit liquor mixed with exotic fruit. Delicate vanilla note. Generous and well-structured. Dense with a great depth of fruit. Tight texture. Well-integrated tannins. Long and powerful aftertaste with spicy nuances.

Food pairing : It is perfectly matched with red meat grilled or en sauce and all cheeses, especially the local cheeses like Epoisses or Citeaux.