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Sylvie Esmonin Gevrey Chambertin VV Rouge 2021

Sylvie Esmonin Gevrey Chambertin VV Rouge 2021

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Tasting Notes

75+ year old vines, the Vieilles Vignes is made from a number of plots, including Esmonin's tiny parcel of the 1er Cru Clos Prieur. Aged usually in 50% new oak and 50% in one year old oak; 50% whole cluster. 'Firm reduction and wood dominate the fruit when younger. Otherwise there is more power and mid-palate concentration to the sappy medium-bodied flavours that also exude a discreet minerality onto the more complex and slightly more structured finale. As it usually is, this is an excellent Gevrey villages and well worth your interest. - Excerpts from Burghound.

An increased focus on the environment and an awareness of sustainable agriculture have given rise to a huge increase in organic viticulture. This is an exciting area of growth in the world of wine, and if done right, one that leads to better wines, healthier vines and soils, and less stress on the earth.

But what makes a wine organic?

Organic wine refers to a method of farming, rather than winemaking. It all starts in the vineyard, where vignerons and viticulturalists no longer use synthetic or systemic pesticides, herbicides or fertilisers. Instead they opt for organic compounds such as copper and sulfur, which can help reduce he pressure of disease and pests. This results in much better vine and soil health, with no unwanted chemicals leeching into local rivers and waterways through run-off.

Organic farming is not to be confused with Biodynamic farming which, although similar, is a different approach and requires many more specific practices. These practices such as specific soil preparations, and lunar-cycle harvesting are not necessary to achieve an organic system.

It is important to note that organic wines can still have sulphur dioxide added to them. Sulphur is an organic compound, and therefore winemakers are free to add it to their wines, and still achieve organic certification. Winemakers will often add sulphur to help stabilise the wine and protect it from oxygen come bottling time. The wine will still be completely organic, assuming the proper farming practices have been adhered to.

Product Type Wine Red Pinot Noir
Volume 750ml
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub Region Gevrey Chambertin
Winemaking Practices Minimal Intervention
Vineyard Practices Organic/Biodynamic

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