2009 Perrot Minot Charmes Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 750mL
Country Hierarchy: Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France
Charmes-Chambertin is one of Gevrey-Chambertin's lesser-known grand cru sites, located on the Côte d'Or right below the famous Le Chambertin climat itself. Often refered to alongside the Mazoyères-Chambertin vineyard, Charmes-Chambertin makes some of the softer Pinot Noir wines from Gevrey-Chambertin's stretch of grand cru vineyards.
"The vineyard occupies the lowest and most shallow slopes of the grand cru belt, close to the border with Morey-Saint-Denis. The soils in the vineyard are well-drained and stony, with a thin layer of pebble-strewn chalky topsoil over a deep, rocky base. The percentage of clay reduces slightly towards the higher edge of the site, giving way to drier, looser limestone."
- Wine Spectator: 95 Points