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2007 Dominique Laurent Chambertin Clos de Beze Grande Cuvee Vieilles Vignes

3-bottle Lot

ITEM 8458881 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

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2007 Dominique Laurent Chambertin Clos de Beze Grande Cuvee Vieilles Vignes

RATINGS

94The Wine Advocate

Gorgeous aromas of rose petal, licorice, strawberry jam, and cherry rise from the glass...combination of polish and richness with lift, elegance, and nuance of floral perfume; savory, stimulating underlying salinity; and meat stock richness... Hints of vanilla and cocoa powder add a confectionary touch to a base of confitured fruit...

PRODUCER

Dominique Laurent

Dominique Laurent is a former pastry chef who started a small negociant business in Nuits-Saint-Georges, in Burgundy’s Cote d’Or, in the late 1980s. He produced his first vintages a few years later, and quickly developed a reputation for making very small quantities of excellent wine sourced from old vineyards. In 2006 Laurent made the leap from negociant to grower with the purchase of a few acres of vineyards. Today Domaine Laurent Pere et Fils owns 23 acres in Nuits-Saint-Georges. He is known for his extreme approach to “hands-off” winemaking, and for his habit of sometimes using “200% new oak,” meaning that one cuvee is sometimes transferred twice to new oak barrels. About 30,000 bottles are produced annually and his wines have earned cult status with some Burgundy collectors.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits-Villages, Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos de Beze

Clos de Beze is a Grand Cru vineyard in Gevrey-Chambertin, and its history goes back to the 7th century when it was owned by the monks of the Abbey of Beze. After the French Revolution the Catholic Church was forced to divide the vineyard among peasants. Today it is a 38-acre vineyard, making it slightly larger than Chambertin. Chambertin and Clos de Beze are adjacent and share similar limestone, clay and gravel soils. Of the 18 proprietors, the largest by acreage are Pierre Damoy, 13.4 acres; Armand Rousseau, 3.5 acres; and Drouhin-Laroze, 3.48 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand 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.