# Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru « Bel Air » 2010,

This, le Domaine s first vineyard back in 1966, is dear to our hearts. Its name derives from Les Brosselles, which meant a patch of scrubland. This climat is ideally located on the wildest, most unpretentious part of the village. The vines are on a steep east-south-east slope, with just the right degree of calcareous soil, a dream plot...

Harvest

Harvest date: September 27th, 2010 (fruit day). Very poor condition. Selection: 35% hand-sorted in the vineyard and on arrival in the winery

Vinification

Only 70% harvest de-stemmed, not crushed and vatted by gravitaty. No yeast addition. Maceration: pre-fermentation, cold (12-15°C) during 5 days. Length of maceration: 24 days. Cap-punched once a day until mid-fermentation and light pumping-over until the end of maceration. Pressing with the vertical press.

Ageing

Length: 16 months Type: in oak barrels. Percentage of new barrels: 40% Toasting: long and gentle heat, without charring. Source of wood: Allier grains fins , Tronçais One part of the new barrels racked. Light and soft filtration. No fining.

Bottling

By gravity. January 19th, 2012. (Leaf day) Limited to 1769 bottles and 126 magnums

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