Sylvie Esmonin - Gevrey-Chambertin - Cuvée Vieilles Vignes - Rouge - 2020
Country / Region: Burgundy
Name: AOP Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 13 vol.
Capacity: 75 cl
Estate cited in the Guide Des Meilleurs Vins de France 2024 (RVF)
Estate rated 4 stars in Guide Bettane + Desseauve 2024
Guide RVF 2024 : 93/100
Wine:The 2020 red Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Cuvée is the fruit of the finest village plots, vines that were planted in 1919 and 1925. The blend of these old vines is never the same; it varies according to the vintage and the health of the vines, and is drawn from part of the four hectares of village land, a choice of 25 different plots. Fifty-year-old vines initially intended for the classic village cuvée can be switched from a Gevrey village to this cuvée de vieilles vignes, depending on the condition of the grapes, whether or not they are millerandage. The result is remarkably full-bodied, while preserving the class and finesse of pinot noir. Great terroir, great vintage - all the stars are aligned!
A prominent figure in Gevrey-Chambertin and an inspired winemaker, Sylvie Esmonin presides over a treasure trove of old vines, primarily on the legendary terroirs of the Côte de Nuits.
Practicing biodynamics in her vineyards, she continues to infuse her wines with incredible vitality, primarily vinifying with whole clusters, reviving the golden age of the 19th century when Pinot Noir resonated with a unique natural brilliance. This unparalleled style, forged over two decades, now allows the domain to stand at the highest level alongside the greatest references in Burgundy.
Despite its modest size, this estate is a sensation among enthusiasts who consistently find a unique soul here. Discovering it is necessary, but acquiring its wines remains a challenge.