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Maison Alex Gambal, Chorey-les-Beaune, 2014
Pinot Noir 100%
This cuvée boasts pleasant red fruit aromas of strawberry and cherry. These notes continue on to a supple, spice-laden palate. After a little while you start to see Chorey's rustic side coming through, giving a moreish savoury quality that will keep you coming back.
This Chorey-les-Beaune is made from organic grapes that are picked and sorted by hand. The domaine's winemaking is practical and based on traditional Burgundy practices - the whites are barrel fermented and both red and white wines are matured on their lees with just one racking prior to bottling. Alex Gambal firmly believes that there are no great wines without great grapes, and thus focuses on the vineyard and the work necessary to harvest the ripest, healthiest grapes possible. They allow nature to express each vintage uniquely, by using indigenous yeasts naturally found on the grapes.
Alex Gambal resembles the many Americans who have fallen in love with Burgundy, except that he decided to settle there and produce his own wine. In 1997, he moved to Beaune and developed his trading firm. Today he is supported by Alexandre Brault, who also abandoned the world of finance to devote himself to wine. Within a few years, the pair won over the local community and beyond. Maison Alex Gambal has recently partnered with the Domaine Christophe Buisson to vinify its own 20 hectares of vineyards, moving against the current trend of wine growers who complete their activity through trading.