This Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru "Les Combottes" comes from halfway up the Grand Cru hillside (adjacent to the village of Gevrey Chambertin), which yields a very high-quality wine. The tota lappellation growing area spans 5.0255 hectares. The Lignier estate owns 34 acres and their annual production amounts to 14 hectolitres (1,900 bottles).
The harvest is 100% destemmed and vinification proceeds in 3 phases: maceration, which lasts 2 to 4 days; then, alcoholic fermentation starts with transformation of the must into wine for another 3 to 4 days; and lastly 4 to 5 days are needed to extrac tthe tannins, anthocyanins, etc. After pressing, the new wine is directly stored in 228-litre Frenchwooden barrels (containing 30% new oak). Barrel maturation lasts 18 months, during which time racking is performed twice t oeliminate the lees. The wine is then bottled by the Georges Lignier team at the estate.
A deep and intense red colour. The nose is very complex and reveals a jam of black and red fruits. The taste is fruity with spicy tones and well-balanced with plenty of tannins and structure.
This wine matches well with all kinds of game and red meats,either grilled or served in wine sauce. Considering the type of vinification and maturation undergone and the complexity of the wine, its ageing potential easily extends beyond 10 years.To be served around 18°C.