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Capitain Gagnerot Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2015

ID No: 446325
Country:France
Region:Burgundy
Grape Type:Chardonnay
Winery:Capitain Gagnerot
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SOILSChalky soil with fossils from the Bajocian era mixed with red clay and laves. Heavy earth containing iron.

VINIFICATION / MATURING

Harvested by hand, sorted and destemed.

Alcoholic fermentation in open vats, for about 15 days with 2 punch-down a day at the beginning.

Maturation in oak barrels (10% new barrels) for 12 to 15 months.

ALCOHOL

13,5°


TASTING NOTES

Colour : Deep garnet red.

Nose : Black fruits aromas (blackcurrant, blueberry).

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FOOD PARING

Game in a sauce, Burgundy cheese (Citeaux)


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Harvested by hand, sorted and destemed.

Alcoholic fermentation in open vats, for about 15 days with 2 punch-down a day at the beginning.

Maturation in oak barrels (10% new barrels) for 12 to 15 months.

ALCOHOL

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Colour : Deep garnet red.

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Grand Veneur Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes is made from 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah

It boasts an inky/purple color in addition to a gorgeous perfume of crushed rocks, jammy black fruits, charcoal and graphite. Blackberry aroma with an air of dates pressed in alongside – this is sweet-noted. It is easy to appreciate, a sleek and stylish start. The palate holds excellent fruit that runs well and has kick. Its tannins move round freely and a minted finale comes forward. Its dark fruit is tasty, darkens on the finish, where tar and char from its oak enter. It is all very much together, a bundle of harmony, and will gain local attributes as it ages.
An outstanding Chateauneuf du Pape which display the best of its terroir.

The vines are 50 to 100+ year old. They are planted on red clay soils covered with pebble stones.

Harvest is destemmed and crushed. Fermentation temperature is controlled at 30°C. Vatting period of 18 to 20 days. Matured in concrete vats (40%) and oak casks (60%).


"The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vielle Vignes carries a deep ruby/purple-tinged color as well as a classic bouquet of black raspberries, ground pepper, garrigue and hints of graphite. Gorgeously pure, elegant and seamless on the palate, with building tannin, it's impeccably balanced and shows the best of this vintage."

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Domaine Sipp Mack Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker 2015

Domaine Sipp Mack Riesling Grand Cru ROSACKER is made from 100 percent Riesling. 

Named after the wild roses growing along its border, the Grand Cru Rosacker vineyards extend to the north of Hunawihr over a surface of 26.18 Ha (64.7 acre). The vineyards face east-south-east at an altitude between 260 and 330m. The soil, a heavy, grey limestone with intertwined layers of marl (calcareous clay), is very rich in calcium and magnesium. Sipp Mack cultivates 2.10 Ha (5.2 acre) of Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker.

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TERROIR The terroir is heavy limestone and marl with light layers of sandstone.

CÉPAGES Riesling : 100% SPECIFICATIONS Residual Sugar (g/l): 7.7 g/l pH: 3.2 Acidity (g/l): 6 g/l

SERVING Can be aged 10-15 years. Store on side between 10-15°C. Ideally served between 8-10°C.

Review:

"Juicy lively tangerine notes dominate on the inviting nose. On the palate this juicy tanginess continues with constant veering between fruity richness of ripe flesh and zesty tart peel. There is an underlying freshness here that shines through all of the fruitful generosity and fills mouth and mind with swirling clouds of ripe citrus. The finish is dry, the body is concentrated and intense, the structure is of vivid freshness. Lovely now, certain to evolve. Drink now through 2038." Anne Krebiehl,

-Wine Enthusiast, 31/12/2018  95 Points

 Wine Enthusiast: 95
Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Les Origines 2015 (magnum)

Deep and brilliant, purple-red colour. An exciting nose with aromas of black fruit (blackcurrant, cherry) spices and vanilla. This great aromatic complexity is found on the palate : the spices and ripe fruit appear with an elegant woodiness and harmonious tannins. The finish has good aromatic length and introduces a touch of liquorice and pepper.

A terrific Châteauneuf du Pape with great concentration and finesse.

Best between 2 and 20 years. Best to decant if young (less than 5 years old).

Soil type Extreme north of Châteauneuf du Pape. This plateau is made with a high quantity of red clay mixed with rocks. This area is considerated to be one of the best to produce rich and powerful red wines. By definition, LES ORIGINES will always deliver a great complexity and ageing potential. Winemaking & ageing Harvest is sorted by hand, destemmed and crushed. Fermentation temperature is controlled at 30°C. Vatting period of 18 to 20 days. Matured in vats (grenache) and in oak casks (syrah and mourvèdre).


 Review:


"Half of the fabulous 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee les Origines was aged in new barriques, the rest in concrete vats, so there is some oak in play here, but the blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 20% Syrah has absorbed much of it. This full-bodied wine is tannic and rich, with fruit shading from cherries and red plums all the way through to plum and cola. Mocha and baking spices appear on the long, velvety finish. Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 233, October 2017), 95 pts


 Wine Advocate: 95
Brulesecaille Rouge Grande Reserve 2015

55% Merlot, 30% Cabernet sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec.

The color is deep dark ruby. limpid and brilliant. The nose is intense and complex with hints of blackberries, sweet spicies, noble plain chocolate and Vanilla. The palate is full bodied, very long with well integrated tannins. The finish is very fresh and luscious with toasted notes in the background.

Average age of the vines is 30 years.
Manual harvest from September 21th to October 7th 2015.
Upon arrival at the winery, only the best grapes were selected using a sorting table.
Skin contact maceration during 2 weeks in temperature controlled vats.
Aged 12 months in Oak barrels. (1/3 new oak, 1/3 1 year old and 1/3 two year old barrels). They use 60% French Oak and 40% American Oak.

Served with red meat (beef filet, sirloin),  pork tenderloin, roasted duck breast with honey&orange sauce, roasted lamb with thyme, poultry and fine cheese.

Review:

"Based on 55% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Malbec, the 2015 Chateau Brule Secaille Grande Reserve Cotes de Bourg spent a year in 40% American oak, with one-third being new. Black fruits, spicy oak, underbrush, and cedar notes all emerge from this medium-bodied, nicely textured, balanced 2015 that has solid mid-palate depth and ample fruit. It’s a fleshy, charming effort that has loads of character."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 90 pts

 90 Points
Product Description

Capitain Gagnerot Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru is made from 100 percent Chardonnay

SOILS

Soil from the Later Bathonian era, white marl and limestone.


VINIFICATION / MATURING

Harvested by hand, sorted and destemed.

After a light press of around 4 hours, alcoholic fermentation in oak barrels at around 20°C.

Maturation in oak barrels (10% new barrels) for 6 to 8 months.


ALCOHOL


13,5°


TASTING NOTES

Colour : Gold with pale green reflects.

Nose : White flowers notes, sightly honneyed. Smoky, spicy (cinnamon) and fruity (apricot, pinapple) notes, supported by a fine minerality.

Mouth : Large and complex.


FOOD ACCORDANCE

Foie gras, lobster.

Winery: Capitain Gagnerot

The Domaine Gagnerot was established in 1802. In 1864 Marie, Jean-Baptiste’s unique daughter, marries François Capitain, wine trader, native of Champlitte. Together, Jean-Baptiste and François establish the Domaine Capitain-Gagnerot.

After the phylloxera crisis wich ravaged the Burgundian vineyard from the 1870s the the 1880s, Marie then widowed, decides to keep the domaine and to replant it vines. The succession is since made from father to son.

After the Second World War, Roger Capitain inherits 3 hectares of vineyards and a wine trade. His two sons, Patrice and Michel, take over the domaine upon his retirement.

Today, the domaine comprise 16 hectares of vineyards in full ownership, and it is Pierre-François and Delphine, Patrice’s children, who now oversee its destiny, supported by their spouses.


Terroir

The particularity of Burgundy is to produce on diversified terroirs wines elaborated with a single grape variety, which emphasize the specificity of every appellation : Pinot Noir for red wines, Chardonnay for white wines.

Our terroir refers to the specific characteristics of grounds, subsoil, weather conditions and vines, but it is also the result of man’s work and knowhow, refined over a long history.

Located at the junction of Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits, the highly defined vineyard of Ladoix is ideally situated on the Coteau de Corton, the only hillside in Burgundy to produce both white Grand Crus and red Grand Crus.

This famed hillside has a geologic profile which comprises two types of soils:

• Marl limestone convenient for great white wines;

• Clay and limestone, yielding red wines of great finesse.


Winemaking

Our wines are produced in accordance with reasoned culture principles, applying at the same time the principles of integrated farming and as often as the weather conditions allow it, those of biodynamic farming. We work in harmony with the vineyard and its ecosystem, by favoring natural treatment products and by limiting our interventions to the minimum, in order to obtain a healthy harvest.

Vineyards are regularly earthed up and ploughed to ensure that the vines draw in depth the typicality and the expression of their terroir. Plowing also avoids rapid erosion of the soil, therefore ensuring optimal growing conditions for the vines.

A rigorous selection of plants, a thorough pruning and an early thinning out of leaves allow the control of quality and yield. To always obtain the best of each plot, there only remains to select the most favorable harvest date for an optimal maturity and quality. We believe that great wines are born in the vineyard.

Completely hand-harvested, grapes are sorted out and destemmed before being placed in tanks to be vinified.


The fermentation of Pinot Noir is naturally made, in open tank, without yeast addition, during 12 to 15 days following the harvest, in a temperature not exceeding 30 degrees Celsius. The wine is punched-down twice a day at the beginning of wine-making.


Wines are exclusively matured in oak barrels during 12 to 18 months. After the malolactic fermentation and a light filtration, they are bottled.


After racking of the must, our Chardonnay ends its alcoholic fermentation in barrels at a temperature between 20 and 22 degrees Celsius to ensure that it retains all its aromatic freshness.

After a minimum 10 month maturing in cask, wines are racked, filtered and bottled.

To protect the character of our wine and its terroir, we do not use more than 10% of new wood.

We believe that wood is solely a support in making good wine, and a slight touch of it is enough to achieve that goal.

Our viticulture and wine-making reflect our will to make genuinely fresh wines, which are the expression of our rich terroir, and of the elegance of the great grape varieties of Burgundy.

The fermentation of Pinot Noir is naturally made, in open tank, without yeast addition, during 12 to 15 days following the harvest, in a temperature not exceeding 30 degrees Celsius. The wine is punched-down twice a day at the beginning of wine-making.

Wines are exclusively matured in oak barrels during 12 to 18 months. After the malolactic fermentation and a light filtration, they are bottled.

After racking of the must, our Chardonnay ends its alcoholic fermentation in barrels at a temperature between 20 and 22 degrees Celsius to ensure that it retains all its aromatic freshness.

After a minimum 10 month maturing in cask, wines are racked, filtered and bottled.

To protect the character of our wine and its terroir, we do not use more than 10% of new wood.

We believe that wood is solely a support in making good wine, and a slight touch of it is enough to achieve that goal.

Our viticulture and wine-making reflect our will to make genuinely fresh wines, which are the expression of our rich terroir, and of the elegance of the great grape varieties of Burgundy.

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