- Domaine Tortochot
- Pinot Noir
- 2025 - 2042
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, December 2021
Lavaux St Jacques is one of Gevrey’s highest vineyards and is renowned for making wines of great elegance. The cooling high altitude is offset by its southerly exposure and shows off its superb position with this excellent example in 2020. Chantal’s vines are right in the centre of the appellation, and this has a pure crystalline fruit bouquet. With a mineral grip, this is deeply intense with strong bramble fruit flavours on the finish. Layers of personality.
Neal Martin, January 2022,
The value for money theme continues with this rather ravishing LSJ. Smooth, impressively forward, plump and rewarding, this is a bargain-priced entry ticket to Premier Cru Gevrey.
The Tortochot family have been respected vignerons in Gevrey Chambertin since the 19th century, but it is in recent times, under the stewardship of Chantal Tortochot, that key changes have taken place. Previously Chantal Tortochot’s father Gabriel sold most of his fruit to the famous Beaune négociant, Joseph Drouhin. Since taking over in 2001 Chantal has been carefully and surely building the domaine’s name and reputation around the world. In 2008 she made the next step by beginning conversion of her 12 hectares to fully organic practices, which was certifed in 2013. Since 2016 Chantal has incorporated up to 25% whole bunch fermented fruit, allowing the mineral salts imparted by the stems to give a vibrant freshness to her wines.
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.