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Domaine Pierre Damoy Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru 2004

Five generations of winemaking have taken place under the Damoy family name. It's a resurgent domaine as of the 1990's - following decades of perhaps underwhelming vintages - when Pierre Damoy took over from his uncle, Jacques Damoy.

The domaine is 10.6 hectares is size with a good proportion of that number in the esteemed Chambertain Grand Cru area – one third of Chambertin-Clos de Bèze, a 40% stake in Chapelle-Chambertain, and a small piece of Chambertain. One monopole - Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Tamisot – also forms part of the portfolio.

Pierre favours an environmentally friendly approach, choosing the plough over herbicides for weed control and no use of insecticides. He ferments each small plot of vines separately to capture the unique expression of each terroir. Sustainable is the overarching approach, though no plans for organic/biodynamic certification.

The roughly 2Ha of Chapelle-Chambertin Grand Cru vines are planted on a gentle slope of stony, limestone soils with an Easterly exposition. Vines are 70+ years of age.

Dense nose, of red berry fruit and spice. Great harmony of acidity and fruit on the palette. A wine with great ageing potential.

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