Domaine Rene Leclerc Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Combe aux Moines 2012
A very prestigious name in Gevrey Chambertin! Domaine René Leclerc is a family farm of 24 acres since 1962 succeeding René Bernollin. Their philosophy is to make wines with the same passion for different terroirs that are not technical. René and his son, François emphasize the fruit component by pressing the grape (old 1952 press) for only 3 hours to avoid bitter tannins and utilize used barrels only.
Too much oak, Rene says, dries out a wine and makes it less pleasurable. For the Leclerc family, this is art, not simply a scientific recipe. These are traditional wines of uncompromising quality. Today, they are one of the best known and most highly respected craftsmen in Burgundy
Full bodied Pinot Noir with a powerful persistence that fills the mouth in a silky length, combining roundness and fruitiness. Net, intense and delicate, the nose happily combines floral notes and clove, with hints of cassis, blackberry and blueberry
Sustainable farming. Hand harvested, sorted and destemmed grapes one by one
This wine pairs well with flavorful dishes such as shoulder of lamb, Boeuf Bourguignon, coq au vin and strong cheeses.