Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Domaine MAUME/TAWSE (Gevrey-Chambertin) -- 2015s Tasted from Cask

I’m not sure if it is definitive yet what exact name the 2015s will appear under, so it could be a variant of the above.

As I mentioned in reviewing the 2014 wines from cask, since the sale to Moray Tawse, Mark Fincham is now charged with making the wines, no doubt with input from Tawse’s partner, Pascal Marchand. The estate is now operated biodynamically.

In 2014, total production was 80 barrels; in 2015 it was 66; in 2016 it is 45. Malolactic fermentations mostly finished in March or April (which would be early for certain other estates).

These are excellent wines that in many ways recall the vitalness of the Maume wines of the 1970s-80s-90s, although without some of the extreme wildness that put some people off. (Continue reading here.)