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2016 Domaine Tortochot Gevrey Chambertin Les Champeaux

ITEM 8230594 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
5 $80
Item Sold Amount Date
I8274518 6 $80 Jun 19, 2022
I8210177 1 $80 May 8, 2022
I8199016 1 $80 May 1, 2022
I8151397 3 $80 Mar 27, 2022
I8135416 6 $80 Mar 13, 2022
I8050261 1 $80 Jan 2, 2022
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PRODUCER

Domaine Tortochot

Domaine Tortochot is a 28-acre domain in Gevrey-Chambertin. The domain is owned by the Tortochot family, which has been growing grapes in the region for more than 100 years. Today Chantal Tortochot runs the estate. Domaine Tortochot owns parcels in the Grand Cru vineyards of Chambertin, Charmes-Chambertin, Mazis-Chambertin, and Clos de Vougeot. There are also Premier Cru and villages parcels.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits Villages, Gevrey-Chambertin, Les Champeaux

Côte de Nuits is the northern part of the Côte d’Or and it includes the most famous vineyards and wine communes in the world. There are more Grand Cru appellations in the Côte de Nuits than anywhere else in Burgundy. Of the fourteen communes, or villages in the Côte de Nuits, six produce Grand Cru wines. They are Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Flagey-Échezeaux and Vosne-Romanee. Some of the vineyards within the Côte de Nuits are tiny, which adds to their prestige. The fabled Grand Cru vineyard La Romanee is barely two square acres. Altogether there are twenty-four Grand Cru vineyards. The region takes its name from the village of Nuits-Saint-Georges. Côtes de Nuits produces mostly reds from Pinot Noir, and the wines have been in demand for centuries. During the 18th century King Louis XIV’s physician recommended that for his health the king only drink wines from Nuits-Saint-Georges. Like most of Burgundy, the soils of the Côte de Nuit can vary greatly from one vineyard to another, though most are a base soil of limestone mixed with clay, gravel and sand.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.