# Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice 2004

“Two” the symbol of perfect balance is the number that best sums up this parcel. La Justice is two hectares located at the bottom of the village with two distinct terroirs. The alluvial “les graviers” gives very concentrated grapes of confirmed maturity, whereas the higher part yields a lighter style wine. The stronger characteristics of La Justice make this a wine to lay down.

Vendanges

Harvest date: September 24th, 2004
Meticulously hand-sorted. Almost 30 % of the harvest eliminated because of the oïdium and the rot.

Vinification

Harvest de-stemmed, not crushed.
No yeast addition.
Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold  (15° C).
Length of maceration: 16 days.
Cap-punched twice a day until mid-fermentation and then just once until the third of the alcoolic fermentation and a small pump-over at the end until the end.

Elevage

Length: 16 months
Type: in barrels.
Percentage of new barrels: 30 %
Toasting: long and gentle heat, without charring.
Source of wood: Nevers, forêt de Bertranges
Barrels racked once after the malolactic fermentation.
Light and soft cartridge filtration. No fining.

Mise en bouteille

March 14th, 2006.
Limited to 1.191 bottles.

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 Gevrey-Chambertin-La-Justice-GB04.pdf