# Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Bel Air” 2009

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 18th, 2009 (fruit day). Healthy crop. No sorting

Vinification

Only 65% 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: 26 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 barrels. Percentage of new barrels: 50% Toasting: long and gentle heat, without charring. Source of wood: Nevers, Allier, Tronçais One part of the new barrels racked. Light and soft filtration. No fining.

Bottling

By gravity. February 22nd, 2011. (Root day) Limited to 2473 bottles and 126 magnums.

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