Alluring raspberry and cherry with notes of dried fruits on the nose. Medium to full bodied with a little earthiness, this well structured wine shows balanced oak, with fine ripe tannins. Silky and smooth on the palate this is classically elegant.
|Grapes||Pinot Noir 100%|
|Serve with||grilled meats, white meats in a delicate sauce and fresh cheeses|
|Name||Domaine Pierre Naigeon Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Les Marchais|
Pierre Naigeon is a leading and renowned producer in the Côtes de Nuits. The Naigeon family has been established in Gevrey-Chambertin for over 150 years. They acquired some vines and started to produce wine in 1890. The estate remained reasonably small until 2003 when Pierre purchased more land increasing their holdings to 11.5 hectares. Pierre Naigeon believes passionately in sustainable farming, without the use of herbicides. He believes in non-interventionist winemaking and aims to produce wines full of fragrance, revealing the natural terroir. The average age of his vines is remarkably high, mostly over 50 years, which endows the wines with an extraordinary quality, maturity and concentration.
The Guyot trained vines are planted at a high density with 3,500 vines per hectare. The vineyards are managed using organic fertilisers and without the use of herbicides or insecticides. Plouging, pruning and green harvests all take place. The vineyard soils are made up of clay and limestone with large chalky pebbles.