Charmes-Chambertin: Domaine Henri Richard Grand Cru 2013
A restrained raspberry bouquet precedes a dense, meaty palate with a firm tannic structure and bright acidity. With all the components of a fine Vin de Garde, we shall eke it out over the next few years.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Burgundy, Côte de Nuits|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Pinot Noir|
|Cellarage||Drink from 5 years after vintage and for a further 20 thereafter.|
|Vinification||Hand-harvested, organic grapes are vinified in 40HL concrete vats and then aged in 228-litre Burgundy barrels for 14 months prior to bottling. The wine is racked, but not fined or filtered.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13.5|
Domaine Henri Richard
A traditional, family-run, organic estate. Domaine founder, Jean Richard, was a cooper, and father of Henri Richard. The former bought the 1st parcel of Mazoyères-Chambertin in 1938 from the Burgundian writer Gaston Roupnel. Henri Richard received his Oenology diploma in 1939, and took care of the Domaine until 1977, succeeded by son-in-law Jean Bastien, then daughter Margaret in 1990. The continuity of Domaine Henri Richard is now assured by the fourth generation, Richard and Sarah Bastien, children of Margaret and Jean. Wine runs in their blood: Richard is an oenologist and a consultant since 2004 and Sarah recently joined the domain with a Masters degree in Wine Knowledge and International Trade, in 2011.
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