Chateau de Laborde Gevrey Chambertin Aux Etelois 2017
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Annual production 1300 bottles
Grape Variety Pinot Noir
Soil Clayey and chalky
Average Vine Age 35 years
Situation This parcel of village appellation touches directly the Grand Cru “Griottes-Chambertin”, with vines facing directly east. This climat is located along the D974 road, which is also a former Roman Road. "Etelois" comes from the latin word "Attegiola", which used to mean "a hut" or "a lodge". On the côte de Nuits there are other climats whose names come from the same Latin word ("Aux Athées" in Nuits Saint Georges or "Les Athets" in Chambolle Musigny). It is believed that these parcels used to be place where travellers could rest along the Roman road.
The grapes are hand-picked and 100% destemmed after sorting. Pre-fermentation maceration (12°C) for 5 days. Fermentation in temperature controlled vat with pumping-over and punching of the cap at the beginning. Warm post-fermentation maceration before the wine is put in barrels.
Ageing Free-run wine and press wine are aged separately 18 months in oak barrels, 50% new oak. Malolactic fermentation. Bottling after a soft filtration, depending on the vintage, and sulfites reduced to the minimum.
Color Bright Ruby Robe
Aromas Aromas of thyme, saffron, turmeric with undertones of dark chocolate
Taste Lots of volume in the mouth, this wine is rich generous. Beautiful concentration and nice long finish.
Food Matching Lamb - Meats in sauce like Bœuf Bourguignon or Coq au Vin