2012 Lecheneaut Gevrey Chambertin

From the heart of Burgundy’s Cote de Nuits comes a Pinot Noir that defies all expectations. Made from 50 year-old vines across three parcels, the Lecheneaut brothers coax terroir into their Pinot Noir, no matter what challenges each vintage brings. In 2012, the ripe and hearty vintage is uplifted with crushed blackberry and raspberry and aromas of crushed violets and rose with an earthy finish. If you’ve wondered why there’s hype about Burgundy, this wine says it all.     

About the wine

The Lechenaut Gevrey Chambertin is an authentic pinot noir, varietally correct, with a deep ruby hue and enchanting aromatics of fresh cherry, strawberry, and rose. With a few more years in the bottle those will soften beautifully and reveal savory tones of leather, dried florals and dusty earth. Made completely from their own vines, Domaine Lecheneaut focuses on a family plot of just 10 hectares allowing the two brothers a laser focus on quality in the fields and the cellar. From biodynamic farming to judicious use of new oak and these wines are completely handcrafted and incredibly limited. Add in Jurassic limestone and chalky clay soils and the Lecheneaut bottlings become ones to savor and cherish--get this while you still can!

Reviews

The deep well of black cherry, blackberry, oak spice and iron notes is backed by vibrant acidity and well-integrated tannins. Well-proportioned, this needs time to harmonize. The lasting impression is sweet fruit and bracing acidity. Best from 2019 through 2033. 25 cases imported. ~ 94pts WS 

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