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  • Country ranking ?

    716
  • Producer ranking ?

    46
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035

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The Story

This is the Domaine's only plot that is not located in the village of Gevrey-Chambertin. Located on the village of Morey-Saint-Denis, it is a hard calcareoussoil, with a depth of barely 30 cm of soil and big stones which gives it its name. Clos de la Roche has the power and the richness of Morey-Saint Denis. Very expressive wine. Beautiful and elegant complexity.

 

Of all the villages of the Côte de Nuits, Morey-Saint-Denis is one of the...

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Wine Information

Over four generations, the family has built up enviable holdings, with 14 hectares today, an impressive eight of which is classified as Grand Cru. The domaine’s flagship bottlings are its Chambertin (from 2.54 hectares over four parcels) and Chambertin-Clos de Bèze (from 1.42 hectares over three plots), however it also owns plots in Mazis-Chambertin, Charmes-Chambertin, Clos des Ruchottes (a Grand Cru monopole), Clos Saint-Jacques (owning 40% ...

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Vintage 2019

“2019 is ‘the perfect storm’ of a vintage,” said Laurent Drouhin of top negociant house Drouhin, which owns vineyards in many parts of Burgundy. “We keep smiling because some wines will be great.” The mix included the hottest temperatures since the time of the Black Death 700 years ago (!), frost in April, rain in June, and no rain for nearly four months.

Drouhin’s harvest started on time on Sept. 13, and Laurent’s winemaking brother Freder...

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Origin

Beaune, Burgundy

Other wines from this producer

Chambertin

Chambertin Clos de Bèze

Charmes-Chambertin

Gevrey-Chambertin

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Lavaux St Jacques

Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St. Jacques

Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er cru

Mazy Chambertin

Ruchottes-Chambertin Clos des Ruchottes

Inside Information

Produced from three parcels: two in the original Clos de la Roche vineyard and almost 1ha in Les Fremières. Aged in used casks like the producer's Charmes, this has a very different character, with dark, plummy fruit alongside an earthy note on the nose, and a texture that is less firm perhaps, but broader and more full-bodied. Very solid.

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