Gevrey-Chambertin: Domaine Henri Richard 'Aux Corvées' 2020

Travelling south from Dijon, the 400 hectares of Gevrey-Chambertin mark the start of the great vineyards of Burgundy's Côte de Nuits. This wine is a wonderful, traditional Pinot Noir from Domaine Henri Richard, a fourth generation, family-run estate, and comes from the Aux Corvées climat, just behind the family home. We've enjoyed it immensely on its youthful fruit but it should show even better with bottle-age. Certified biodynamic.

Bottle (Case)
Tasting Notes

Translucent, ruby robe. Lovely pure red berry bouquet with subtle tarry notes. This wine has a core of ripe strawberry fruit on the palate a voluptuous, velvety texture & supple tannins offset by a fine acidity. A very harmonious Gevrey-Chambertin - already delicious but should develop well over the next 5 years.

About this wine
StyleRed Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionBurgundy, Côte de Nuits
Grape Variety (Cépage)Pinot Noir
Food & Wine MatchingChicken and Turkey, Mushrooms, Pheasant and Game, Pork
CellarageDrink from 2 years after vintage and for a further 10 thereafter.
VinificationHand-harvested, organic grapes are vinified in 40HL concrete vats and then aged in 228-litre Burgundy barrels for 18 months prior to bottling. The wine is racked, but not fined or filtered.
Alcohol By Volume (%)13.5

Domaine Henri Richard

This is 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, Sarah Bastien, daughter of Margaret and Jean, together with her partner Guillaume Berthier. Wine runs in her blood: Sarah recently joined the domain with a Masters degree in Wine Knowledge and International Trade.


View more wines from this producer...