- Domaine Geantet-Pansiot
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2029
- Case size
Goedhuis, November 2018
The old vines were badly hit by frost in 2016, so Vincent was delighted to have a full crop in 2017. With masses of savoury hedgerow fruits, this has tension and a tight tannic structure. The lasting characters are of freshness and dark Moroccan spiced fruits. A firm and full wine.
Burghound, January 2019,
A distinctly cool and again reticent nose requires persistent swirling to gradually reveal notes of forest floor, the sauvage and ripe dark currant scents. There is better density and richness to the relatively powerful medium weight flavors that possess good levels of dry extract that helps to buffer the firm, serious and austere finish. This is a classic Gevrey and a very good one at that.
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.