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Domaine Ghislaine Barthod

Domaine Ghislaine Barthod Bourgogne Rouge Les Bons Batons 2018


no added sulfur

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Pinot Noir

Ghislaine Barthod’s holdings cover close to 6 hectares in the commune of Chambolle and in neighboring Gilly-les-Citeaux. The soil of Chambolle is more spare than that of neighboring Morey and Gevrey--limestone gravel covers the surface and the layer of topsoil is very thin. As a result, the wines of Chambolle are noted for their finesse and delicacy.

The average age of the vines on the Barthod estate is over 30 years old. Yields are always modest; a vigorous pruning and occasional “green harvest” are practiced. Ghislaine follows traditional methods of vinification and carefully ages her wines. The grapes are partially destemmed before going into the fermentation vats. Only natural yeasts are used. Maceration varies from 2 to 5 days. After fermentation, the wines are racked into small barrels (about 20% to 25% of which are new) and aged for about 20 months. These wines are particularly age-worthy.

This is one of the finest Bourgogne Rouges of Burgundy, from a single parcel just across the road in Chambolle Musigny. Composed, refined bouquet of dark berry fruit mixed with a touch of woodland. Refined structure. The palate is fresh and crisp, with fine tannins, and a bright, vivacious finish.