There are six different plots of Pinot Noir within the Clos, on varied soils and with vines of different age and character. This allows for the grapes – after careful sorting – to be fermented in separate vats. In 2019 the Pinots were picked over five days, according to how the plots had ripened. No de-stemming took place for five of the six vats, then the wines were tended separately, in small and 400-litre oak barrels of different ages, approximately one third being new, sourced from only the best coopers. This final blend was not made until 18 months after the harvest, when it became apparent exactly how best to achieve superb richness with harmony, and the appropriate ageing potential. This 2019 has impressively deep, purple-ruby colour, with richly perfumed, fully ripened aromas of real finesse. Palate is well-structured, with dense fruitiness, sustained flavours all the way though, then rounded tannins and lovely length (for drinking 2022-2030+).
2019 Givry 1er Cru Clos du Cellier aux Moines, Domaine du Cellier aux Moines
(£86.00 per magnum)
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