Friday, January 1, 2016

Domaine Jean Chauvenet (Nuits-Saint-Georges) -- 2014s Tasted from Cask

Christophe Drag, Jean-Chauvenet's son-in-law, said that he began harvesting on 13 September. He suffered no hail, but there was lots of sorting to do. Among the issues were a little sunburn and in the Charmois, there was a little Asian fruit fly. Overall yields were 47 hl/ha, a full vintage (2015 came in at 29 hl/ha).

In this vintage, all grapes were destemmed. Chaptalization was on the order of 0.5-1.0º. Malolactic fermentions were rather early for this address, finished by the end of June. These are some of the most structured wines (in the context of the vintage) that I tasted on my tasting trip. (Continue reading here.)