Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Clos Des Issarts” (Monopole) — 2021
In the 9th century, Charlemagne owned vines in the Côte d’Or. He requested that the best lands be cleared out and this parcel was constructed in the forest. Situated in the southwest of the village, this Monopole climat was purchased by the domaine in 2003 following a 50-year leasing agreement. It is the smallest appellation in Bourgogne even smaller than Romanée-Conti Grand Cru.
- Viticulture: Currently undergoing Organic Conversion
- Size: 0.61 ha
- Vine Age: Years planted: 1971, 2005, 2007
- Soil: Stony soils with exposed rock
- Fermentation: Partial whole cluster fermentation with daily punch downs for a 19 day vatting period
- Barrel Aging: 16 months in French oak barrels- 40-50% new oak
- Filtration: Light filtration using the lenticular module process
- Fining: No Fining
- Varietal Composition: Pinot Noir
- Alcohol: 13%
Deep ruby red in color with notes of ripe fruits, oak, and a touch of licorice on the nose. The palate offers silky-smooth tannins, an elegant mouth-feel, good balance, and excellent length.