Gevrey-Chambertin: Domaine des Varoilles 'Clos des Varoilles' 1er Cru 2015

The monopole 6-hectare walled-vineyard of Clos des Varoilles rests on south-facing, free-draining clay and limestone slopes within the shelter of the Combe de Lavaux (next to Lavaut Saint-Jacques). This exposure, tempered by a westerly wind that is funnelled through the Combe, gives the wine powerful berry and cherry flavours complemented by impressive freshness, licorice and fruitcake spice.

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Tasting Notes

This aromatic, powerful Pinot Noir has elegance and finesse, yet is approachable in its relative youth – reputed Burgundy expert, the late Clive Coates MW, suggested a drinking windows for Côte de Nuits Premier Crus that begins 7 years after the vintage and continues for a further 12.

From 1990 until 2020 (when it was sold to Domaine Prieuré Roch) the Clos was co-owned by the Cheron family’s Domaine des Varoilles and the highly-respected winemaker Gibert Hammel (a Swiss national).

About this wine
StyleRed Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionBurgundy, Côte de Nuits
Grape Variety (Cépage)Pinot Noir
Food & Wine MatchingBeef, Chicken and Turkey, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pheasant and Game
CellarageDrink 8 to 15+ years after vintage.
Alcohol By Volume (%)13.5

Domaine Misset-Cheron

We had been aware for many years that our good friends the Chérons originally hailed from Burgundy, where they retain significant vine holdings. As a younger sibling, Yves Chéron had moved to Gigondas to ply his trade, producing a range of excellent Southern Rhône reds (several of which are bottled under the popular Pascal Frères label) that have become staples of our range. Yves and brother Philippe assumed responsibility for the 4 hectares of Côtes de Nuits vines that were bought in the 1930s by his grandfather Paul Misset and which, impressively, include 2 hectares of the 50 hectare walled Grand Cru vineyard of Clos de Vougeot.


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