Andre Goichot Gevrey Chambertin 2017
The appellation dates from September 1936. The village of Brochon is an extension of Gevrey-Chambertin, sharing the same characteristics. The Pinot Noir is at its peak performance here. The communal appellation vines are based on brown calcic or limey soils. The vines also reap the benefit of marls covered with screes and red silt washed down from the plateau. These stony mixtures confer elegance and delicacy on the wine while the clayey marls, which contain rich deposits of fossil shell-fish, add body and firmness. Exposures vary from east to south-east.
Plantation density: 10 000 vine stocks per hectare. Pruning: Guyot. Yield: 45 hectolitres per hectare. Handpicked harvest and first fermentation in stainless steel tank during 15-20 days. Second fermentation in oak barrels (30% new casks). Maturation during 15-18 months in cellar for ageing, stored in barrels.
Its colour is a bright ruby, turning to deep carmine or dark cerise with age. Strawberry, mulberry, violet, mignonette, and rose all help to make up their bouquet of spontaneous aromas. More maturity brings out liquorice, leather and fur, with gamey notes and hints of underbrush. On the palate, it impresses by its firm structure, velvety tannins and delicate texture. Pleasant when drunk young « on the fruit », it is nevertheless first and foremost wine for aging, often for long periods. SERVING TEMPERATURE: 15 to 16°C
Founded in 1947 near Meursault, Maison André Goichot is one of the most renowned negociant in Burgundy. Implanted in Beaune since 2000, as one of the last family company, the story of the House continues with the 3rd generation. Owner of Château de la Guiche since 1979 in Montagny, the estate grows in 2015 through Domaine les Guignottes with 10 hectares of Montagny, Montagny 1er Cru and Santenay. In 2017 we completed our estate with the 25 hectares of Château du Cray in Mercurey. In addition, the development of our negociant activity allowed us to build several strong partnerships in the most renowned burgundy appellations.