Maison Arnaud Boue, Gevrey-Chambertin 2020Red
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A magnificent wine, nothing less. Dark ruby color. Scents of cherry, blackcurrant, wild red berries, licorice, leather and pepper. Medium body and flavors of fleshy and crisp fruit, high acidity, tannins structure is on par with 1er Cru: perfectly integrated. "To age or to drink", will be a challenging trial of your patience! Natural yeast. Vegan wine, produced on the principles of Biodynamic process. Only 75 cases were produced. Only Celerier's Cellar sells this wine in the USA.
60+ years old
Sourced from Bio-Dynamic vineyard. Uses of only biodynamic products (compounds, plant decoction, horn manure and silica) at the pace of the lunar and tide calendar. Soil plowed with a horse. Pruning and harvest done by hand.
25 to 50% full cluster. Use of small amount dry ice to prevent oxydation through the process of Alcoholic fermentation. this first step is done done in stainless steel opened vat. All fermentations are natural with indigeneous yeast. Feet pigeage everyday with light remontage. Malo lactic fermentation in Oak barrel for 2-3 months and aged an extra 15 to 18 months in it.
2020 was very similar to both 2018 and 2019. The warm Winter prevented the soil to refill enough moist and set up the stage for a dry spring. Coming May, a lasting drought took place, followed by a very hot and dry weather in June. This created an opposite effect on the plant that went dormant due to exhaustion, stopping the maturing of the fruits. It resulted with problematic tannins, that stopped maturing while it started so well early in the season. 30% to 40% yield was lost, but the quality was very high. Although the thick skin could have been a real problematic for other vintners, Arnaud applied his signature finesse technique to make sure that he brings forth complexity and the terroirs, instead of a simplistically heavy approach.
Cote de Nuits, Bourgogne, France
Jurassic limestone soil with marl-limestone sediments