Pierre Naigeon - Bourgogne Rouge "Grands Champs" VV (Sans Souffre) 2019 750ml (13.5% ABV)
Beginning in 1890, the Naigeon family estate has been situated in Gevrey-Chambertin in the prestigious region of Côte de Nuits. Initially farmers and coopers, the Naigeon family bought some acres of vines and started to produce a few barrels of red wine. The wine production only brought in a very small income however, so the cooperage and the farm were continued, together with a small wine merchant activity.
Jeanne and Pierre Naigeon, grandparents of Pierre, added some prestigious Grands Crus to the Domaine from the Côte de Nuits, Charmes Chambertin, and Bonnes Mares. Their youngest son, Jean-Pierre, took over the family business in 1955, after studying hotel management. Jean-Pierre went on to marry Wera that same year with whom he would have four boys. One of the four, Pierre, joined his father in 1980, making him the 5th generation of the Naigeon family to be in the wine business. When Jean-Pierre passed away in 1996, the Domaine was still quite small. In 2003 and 2005, Pierre increased the Domaine to its present-day size of 11.5 hectares (29 acres).
The philosophy of the Domaine is to produce high quality fruit using natural methods and minimal human intervention to create exceptional wines.
The vines are planted along the Gevrey Chambertin Appellation Controlée area and are over 52+ years old.
charming, elegant, wild raspberry and blackberry, licorice, thyme, earth, textural mid-palate, soft tannins, long silky finish
only 2,500 bottled produced annually
region: Burgundy, France
varietal: Pinot Noir
style: earthy structured red
farming/cellar: certified organic, hand picked and sorted, ambient yeast, matured 9 months in French oak barrels, unfined, unfiltered, bottled by gravity, no added so2
pairing: snails naturally