Domaine Gachot-Monot, Nuits Saint Georges 2015
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From a tiny vineyard parcel that is just a 0.13ha in total, Damien's sliver of vines is situated to the north between Nuits Saint Georges and Vosne Romanee with the historic plot name “Aux Herbues” meaning compact and fertile white argilo-calcaire (clay/chalk) soil. It’s a dark ruby colour with black cherry aromas, solid and well structured. This is a wine that will benefit from aging for a few years to bring out its best.
Damien Gachot generalluy works the vineyards of the lesser known Côtes de Nuits Villages appellation, but he works all his vines as if they were premier cru fruit from Nuits-Saint-Georges. This fifth-generation vigneron and his Danish wife, Lise, farm twelve hectares in the village of Corgoloin, in between Nuits-Saint-Georges and Beaune. They first came to our attention via a trusted source and it certainly doesn’t hurt that Damien also received an endorsement from his friend, Bertrand Chevillon, either. Ever-smiling and tireless in his work, Damien was first saluted by the Hospices de Beaune as a young talent to be watched.
In the most competitive market for Pinot Noir in the world, it is not an easy feat making a wine taste better than the pedigree of its soil would allow. Damien’s genius is found in his ability to balance traditional philosophies in the vineyards and respect of terroir with more contemporary methodologies in the cellar. His style gracefully manages to achieve suppleness and approachability without sacrificing authenticity, typicity, or age-ability.
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