Day 2 of 2014 tastings … Maison Chantereves in Savigny Les Beaune, Domaine Georges Noellat in Vosne-Romanee, Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé and Domaine Bertheau in Chambolle-Musigny.
These tastings confirmed the loverly drinkability of the 2014s … the quality is high and this vintage should not be forgotten in the midst of the 2015 hype.
Maison Chantereves 2014s
Chatereves is a micro negociant located in Savigny Les Beaune. The people behind this small estate are the talented winemakers Tomoko Kuriyama and Guillaume Bott.
The 2014 vintage mark an interesting change of vinfication of the reds, as 100% whole cluster grapes are used for the reds in this vintage.
The result are some very expressive and “organic” wines moving stylewise in the direction of both Frederic Cossard and Pacalet … i.e. the combination of low SO2 and a very high percentage of whole cluster.
I really love this style of wines, and adding the usual focus and purity of Chatereves to this style has the potential to make som truly defined and delightful wines. The Chantereves 2014s reds are expressive and pure, and a bit darker in the fruit than the 2014s from Philippe Pacalet.
I’m really looking forward to taste these wines from bottle … exiting with this change of style.
For the whites there is little change vinification wise… and the 2014 whites are truly magnificent here … even the Bourgogne Blanc is a “small” beauty and I hope it will eventually reach my cellar. The 2014 whites are just as cristal clear as the 2013 I tasted last year, but the more charming character of the 2014 vintage really suits these pure and focused wines.
The wines from Chatereves may not come from grand cru terroirs but they offer a purity and delicacy that rival the work of the very best producers. The attention to detail is impressive and the result is … very pure and lovely wines … a treat to taste these beauties.
Tasting notes will follow.