Country: France Region: Burgundy Vintage: 2011
Category: Red Wine Color: Red
Producer: Jean-Claude Boisset
"Jean-Claude Boisset is a private family-owned wine company that was founded in 1961. Jean-Claude’s first parcel of land was located in Gevrey-Chambertin. The Boisset Family makes wines from vineyards all over France and in America. But their home is in Burgundy and their offices and winery are located in an old Ursuline convent in Nuits-Saint-Georges.
In 2002, Jean-Charles recruited Grégory Patriat to revitalise and reinvent the Jean-Claude Boisset name, something which he has done brilliantly. Gregory had previously worked at top Vosne-Romanée producer Domaine Leroy, where he had been more involved with the vineyards than the winery. He adopted the same approach at JCB, where he set about transforming it from a négociant, a producer who buys wine from growers, to a viniculteur, a producer who buys grapes from producers with whom he has worked closely to achieve the quality he wants. “The quality of the wine comes from the grapes,” he asserts. Because of this approach, he often makes wines from tiny parcels, some of which we will only have for one vintage.
Grégory’s skill is reflected in his stunning St Aubin Premier Cru ‘En Remilly’ 2013, which was awarded the St Aubin Premier Cru Trophy at the 2015 International Wine Challenge (IWC). Grégory makes Pinot Noir that is clean and bright. His consistency is a testament of his talent with his 2013 Clos de la Roche also taking home the IWC Clos de la Roche Trophy in 2015."
Winemaker: Grégory Patriat
This appellation is one of the smallest and most parcelled out of the Côte with only 97 hectares of Village appellation vines, 50 hectares of Premiers Crus and 25 hectares of Grands Crus. The terroirs of Chambolle-Musigny are rather homogenous and enjoy eastern exposure. The delicate silkiness of its wines stems directly from the soil type. Parent rock composed of hard limestone forms the base, topped by a thin layer of Bathonian limestone gravel that ensures good drainage of the soil and contributes to the fine, sensual and charming character of these wines.
The grapes were harvested on 3rd September 2011. They were handpicked and sorted firstly in the vineyard and again on the sorting table when they arrived at the winery. Once at the winery, the grapes were completely destemmed but not crushed and were gravity-fed into tanks. Maceration lasted a total of 23 days including one week of cold maceration (12°C). Fermentation used indigenous yeasts only (no additives such as enzymes or tannins were used). The wine was aged on the lees for 15 months with no racking using a proportion of 30% new French oak barrels that had been toasted at low temperatures for a long time to impart a very delicate touch of oak to the wine.
"A beautiful, intense colour in the glass with a very complex nose of black fruit and spices. The palate is bold and powerful with a lovely finesse on the mid-palate and a delicate finish."
Food Suggestion: A wonderful match for roasted game and poultry.
Closure: Natural Cork ABV: 12.5% Acidity [g/l]: 6.69