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Alex Gambal Chorey-les-Beaune 2012

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Alex Gambal Chorey-les-Beaune 2012

Chorey, located across the route national from Savigny and between Beaune on the south side and Corton on the north makes a style of Pinot Noir that is accessible and generous in style. They are a perfect example of Pinot Noir’s delicacy, finesse and beauty from Burgundy. However, Chorey remains a bit “confidential” and remains one of the unsung values.

Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Average age of vines: 35 years
Area: 0.3836 ha
Yield: 23 hl/ha
Exposure: East / South East
Soil: Calcareous limestone and clay / marls
Vinification/Barrel Ageing: The grapes were hand picked in small cases on 22 September , Passed on a sorting table , were 100% destemmed, and fermented  in a stainless steel tank using the grapes natural yeasts.. Fermentation  lasted 18 days with periodic pumping over and punch downs.  We separate the juice from the solids, pressed the solids in our pneumatic pressing and then reassemble the two. We put the wine in barrel (33% new French Oak) by gravity for 12 months followed by 4 months in stainless steel tank.
Bottling: There was light filtration before bottling  by gravity February 13 2014. Number of bottles produced: 2,810
Tasting Notes: The wine has a deep cherry color with a hint of purple and smells of small red fruits and a hint of violet. As the wine opens aromas of raspberry, cherry and even some blackberry notes appear.  It has great concentration;  a hallmark of the vintage and will be delicious youthful but will develop complexity over time. 
Ageing potential:  2014-2017
Serve between: 59 - 61 ° F