Château de Melin, Gevrey Chambertin

Description
Gevrey Chambertin - Very colourful, with an intense aromatic expression reminiscent of blackcurrants and other small red or black fruits, animal notes of musk and fur, and often liquorice when the wine has matured. They are powerful, combining their tannins with an always abundant softness and good acidity. Overall, these are solid but elegant wines.

The tannins are massive but velvety, giving the wine a firm, powerful and long-lasting body. Gevrey-Chambertin, a wine for meat eaters, prefers mature wines because of its roguish tones for game. Beef ribs, stewed lamb or lamb in brown sauce, game or wild hare, it goes well with all these musky and highly fibrous meats.

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Additional information

Brand

Chateau de Melin

Wine name

Chateau de Melin, Gevrey Chambertin

Grape variety

100% Pinot Noir

Country

France

Origin

Lieu dit La Platière et La Justice

Type

Red Wine

Harvest year

2020

Packaging

Glass bottle

Contents

75cl

Closure

Cork

Flavour

Powerful, Red fruit, Tannins, Liquorice, Blackcurrant

Wine and Food

Lamb, Beef, Venison

Alcohol (%)

12,5%

Viticulture

Organic

Education

12 months French oak

Vegan

No

Sur Lie

No

Use within

10 years

Acid

3.35 g/L

PH value

3,59

Residual sugar

4.5 g/L

Serving temperature

15 - 17˚C

Article number

9030402

Description

About Chateau de Melin

Since the French Revolution, six generations of winegrowers have succeeded each other. My grandfather, Paul Dumay, farmed 7 to 8 hectares, mainly in the Maranges valley; then, between 1970 and 2000, my parents enlarged the estate to 15 hectares and diversified the appellations in the Côte de Nuits.

My wife and I bought it Château de Melin in 2000. We began a complete renovation of the various buildings before taking over the wine estate in 2003. We continue to expand and diversify the estate. Today we operate 25 Ha: 7 white appellations and 13 red appellations. We also built cellars and since then the wines are matured and bottled at the Château.

Organic farming

It is essential for a wine of good quality to respect the vine and its environment. It will then fully express the specific characteristics of its terroir through its grapes.

That is why, in 2009, after several years of rational cultivation, we made the choice to convert the estate to organic cultivation. This culture consists of cultivating our vineyards with respect for the environment, i.e. without using pesticides, herbicides or chemical phytosanitary products. This also means tilling the soil (ploughing), then cutting the grass and using only sulphur and copper against vine diseases.

The ultimate goal is to obtain good quality grapes that express the best of the Burgundian terroir.

Several times a year we are inspected by an independent certification body: Ecocert.

We have been producing certified organic wines since 2012.