Domaine Arnaud Baillot Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2021

Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Viticulture: Organic Farming

Climate: Continental climate with slightly higher temperatures and rainfall
Terroir: Gevrey-Chambertin is located in the northernmost area of the great communes in the Cote de Nuits. The Domaine Arnaud Baillot Gevrey Chambertin wines are produced from vineyards lying on the extension of the slope on which the premier cru “Fonteny” is situated
Ageing: Sustainable agriculture, manual harvesting with grape sorting and optimisation through parcel-by-parcel ripeness monitoring. Traditional fermentation for 15 days in stainless steel tanks. No punching (pipeage). Pumping over twice a day until the end of fermentation. Aged for 12 months in Burgundy oak (25% new oak)

Color: Bright ruby
Nose: Intensely fruity on the nose. The aromas are reminiscent of black cherry, wild blackberry and liquorice.
Palate: A subtle woody character that marries delicately with the other aromas. As the wine evolves, there are more complex notes such as mild spice, nutmeg, leather, mushroom and damp earth. Although present on the palate, tannin is never astringent but blends harmoniously with the natural freshness and velvety texture of the wine

About the Winery: Domaine Arnaud Baillot is located in Beaune, the heart of the Côte d’Or.
Passionate about the diversity of wines the Burgundy region has to offer, Arnaud Baillot has teamed up with his wife Laure (grandaughter of Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat in Chambolle-Musigny) to produce a spectacular range of villages and crus Burgundy wines. Arnaud has been hands-on all the way, from selecting the origin of the grapes, overviewing the winemaking process, to choosing the type of barrels and ageing time for each individual wine. In 2017, Arnaud and Laure acquired a small vineyard in Côte de Beaune, making their first step in having their own Estate produced wines at Domaine Arnaud Baillot.  Their philosophy is to respect and promote the complexity of the Burgundy wine region while producing terroir-driven wines.
Today, they now present their fourth vintage of their limited edition small-batch Burgundy crus.