Located just above Lavaux St Jacques, the 2010 Poissenot could not be more Gevrey in character. Broad with an earthy feel and a core of grounded spice and roasted coffee. With time this impressively concentrated wine will open up beautifully, revealing additional notes of red and black fruits.
(from vines planted mostly in 1949). As is often the case, this is much more restrained with marked cool but beguilingly complex aromas of red currant, plum, stone and soft earth nuances. The intensely mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors display excellent delineation and plenty of that wonderful quality of tension on the balanced, linear and utterly delicious finish. This is an ultra-fine wine of crystalline purity and if it can add depth in bottle my score will definitely be on the conservative side. 2020+
Created in 1955 by Edmond Geantet, this popular domaine has been run by his friendly and energetic son Vincent since 1989. Now joined by his son and daughter, Fabien and Emilie, the Geantets have built up this domaine into one of the most substantial estates in the Côte de Nuits, with 22 hectares of vines across Gevrey Chambertin and beyond. Their new winery at the edge of the village may not be one of the region’s architectural high points, but it has given them the vital space to vinify at ease. Through a combination of old vines (plenty of centenaries in their vineyards), sumptuous fruit concentration and generous new oak they make a hedonistic style of Burgundy. With a generous 10 day cold maceration, the colours are deep and the fruit aromas dark and ripe.
The greatest village in terms of notable grand cru vineyards, Gevrey Chambertin has no less than 9 of them including its most famous Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze, and includes a premier cru vineyard that many people deem grand cru in quality - Clos St. Jacques. It encompasses approximately 400 hectares under vine also making it the largest top quality vineyard area in the Côte de Nuits. Gevrey-Chambertin has many followers who seek out its deeply coloured, robust and textured wines. They are often firmer than the neighbouring appellations of Chambolle Musigny and Vosne Romanée and can take several years to soften once released. Due to its size and reputation, the list of excellent producers is noteworthy and many are worth seeking out.