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Gevrey-Chambertin AC 2011, Vigne Belle
  • 233. Gevrey-Chambertin AC 2011, Vigne Belle

    Thierry Mortet

    100% Pinot Noir (13% alc.)

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    This is a very well placed lieu-dit, alongside (east) the 1er cru of Petite Chapelle, renowned for providing the most feminine and elegant of the Gevrey 1er crus. Thierry’s Vigne Belle, from 20 year old vines, is of a similar style, with enchanting pinot aromas, real finesse and silky tannins. For drinking now to 2020.

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Further details
Winemaker
Thierry Mortet
Location
Gevrey-Chambertin
Size of domaine
7½ hectares of which GC - 3 hectares, GCVB – 0.7 hectares GCCP1er – 0.15 hectares
Grape
Pinot Noir – GC – 30 yr old ) GCVB – 30 yr old ) selection massale on S04, GCCP1er – 60 yr old ) 3309 and 5BB rootstock 10,000-11,000 vines per hectare )
Terroir
Limestone, clay, 10-30cm of topsoil then on to limestone. Vigne Belle is to the east of the 1er Cru Petite Chapelle - the soil here has a lighter finer consistency with more stones than the village GC. GCCP – gentle easterly slope, very little topsoil (15cm). Eastern aspect to vineyards (and south VB)
Viticulture
Debud and carry out vendanges en vert. Plough from spring through to summer. No herbicides, pesticides or fungicides. Use sulphur agasint oidium. Manual harvest. Sort grapes carefully in the vineyard and also back at the cave via a table de trie. Yields GC - average 40 hectos GCVB – average 40 hectos GC 1er Cru – 35 hectos
Vinification
Tad of chaptalisation (½%) normal. Destalked 100%. Cold maceration for 3-4 days pre-fermentation. Indigenous, natural yeasts. Pigeage twice a day by hand for 7 days then once a day during a further 14-day cuvaison. Pneumatic press. Assembles free run and press wine. Racks twice – once after malos and once before bottling. Elevage GC = 1/3 new, 1/3 1 year, 1/3 2 year for 12 months + 4 mths in cuve GCVB = 1/3 new, 1/3 1 year, 1/3 2 year for 12 months + 4 mths in cuve GC 1er Cru = ½ new, ½ 1 year for 16 months No fining, filtration by kieselghur. Bottled in January after 16 months.
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