Vallet Frères Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru (6 Bottle Case)

France

 

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Founded in 1864 by Pierre Bourée, Vallet Frères is now in the hands of the fourth generation of the family, Bernard and Jean-Christophe Vallet. The Burgundies they produce are complex, fine and authentic examples of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The family’s wines have been imported to the UK for over 30 years and today they’re distributed to top independent wine merchants and Michelin-starred restaurants across the country.

The grapes come into the winery with stalks, the first 10 cm of each barrel is filled with grapes which are crushed by foot, the barrel is then topped up with whole bunches and fermentation starts naturally after 2-3 days. Since yeasts are an expression of the individual vintage and vineyard no artificial yeasts are used. 3-4 times a day the pulp is trodden by foot to further extract colour and flavour. In blind tastings destalked wines start with more colour which rapidly degenerates after 2-3 years in bottle, this cannot be said for Vallet’s wines which retain colour and evolve more gradually.

Vallet Frères Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru has a perfumed bouquet of plum wild strawberry and undergrowth. Leathery, black fruit and spices, with good length, earthy with hints of musk. Charmes Chambertin means "charming" - how true of this elegant wine! Enjoy with roast duck or partridge.

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Grapes:
Pinot Noir 100%
ABV: 13%
Volume: 6 x 75cl
Vintage:
2010
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Awards: 2001 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 - Silver 2001 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2014 - Gold & Critics Choice 2001 Vintage: Sommelier Wine Awards 2013 - Silver 2001 Vintage: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012 -Gold 2001 Vintage: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011 - Silver 

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