Domaine Bachelet, 'Vieilles Vignes' Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2020
France / Red

Domaine Bachelet, 'Vieilles Vignes' Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 2020

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Tannins

Notes from Veritas Imports:

"Denis Bachelet is one of those very few winemakers in Burgundy whose wines have managed to achieve iconic status.  This status is remarkably incongruous for a man who is himself invariably soft-spoken, gracious, and polite. A portion of his cult-like renown may be due to the scarcity of wines produced by such a diminutive estate:  at 3.85 hectares, it is less than one-third the size of Domaine Armand Rousseau, Bachelet’s co-regent of Gevrey. But the greater reason for the Bachelet prominence is the incomparable quality of his wine. As Clive Coates has written: “The Denis Bachelet style produces wines of intensity, great elegance, subtle and feminine in the best sense. They are concentrated, harmonious, pure and understated.” 

As befits a great domaine, there is a solid base in superb vineyards, which are well-situated, prudently farmed, and comprised of remarkably old vines. Bachelet follows the precepts of lutte raisonée, a system of vine cultivation that is essentially organic and non-interventionist. Bachelet adheres to a similarly laissez-faire philosophy in his winemaking, choosing a decidedly traditional approach to winemaking that allows the vintage to express itself unimpeded by modernist techniques."

Country
France
Sub-Region
Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru AOC
Region
Burgundy
Varieties
Pinot Noir
Farming
Lutte Raisonée
Soil
Chalky clay
Winemaking
100% de-stemmed, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 16-18 months in barrel (30-60% new oak).