- Domaine Perrot-Minot
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2042
- Case size
- Available Now
Neal Martin, December 2016,
The 2015 Chambertin Grand Cru was slightly deeper in color than the Clos de Bèze this year, the nose perhaps more intense but just as pure: dark cherries, red plum, a hint of oyster shell and wet limestone. Yet I was more smitten by the Clos de Bèze that has the sensuality. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, quite edgy tannin. This could be described as a tensile Chambertin, full of energy, supremely well focused but remaining linear and strict towards the finish, whereas the Clos de Bèze fans out. It may take several years to hit its stride - it will be fascinating to compare with the other Grand Crus. 92-94/100.
Domaine Perrot-Minot has 20 acres under vine. A family run domaine, established in 1963 and now run by Christophe Perrot-Minot, it prouduces 18 wines including nine Premier Cru and two Grand cru bottlings. Most of the vines are of a good age (13 of the 18 bottlings are 45+yrs old "Vieilles Vignes".) As a firm believer in noninterventionist winemaking, Christophe uses no chemical fertilisers, employs a green harvest to bear only six to seven bunches per vine, and both harvests and sorts by hand. Each wine receives 30%-60% new oak (depending on its cru status), ages for 14-18 months and is bottled without fining or filtration.
Gevrey Chambertin lies well to the north of the Cote de Nuits. It has no less than 9 grand cru vineyards and the most famous of these is Chambertin. Often considered the greatest of all red Burgundies for its complexity, power and intensity, Chambertin's fine wines are unsurprisingly rare and are priced accordingly. They also need years to develop to their full potential, but are undoubtedly worth the wait.