Domaine Sylvie Esmonin Clos Saint-Jacques, Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru, France 2020
VINTAGE : 2020
COUNTRY : FRANCE
REGION/APPELLATION : Burgundy, Gevrey-Chambertin
VARIETALS : Pinot Noir
Located on the edge of the village of Gevrey-Chambertin, at the foot of the legendary Clos Saint-Jacques, Sylvie Esmonin has cultivated seven hectares under her own name since 1988. A passionate vigneron, she spends most of her time in the vines. The domaine has followed biodynamic principles for over 20 years and is fully organic. Grapes are de-stemmed, crushed, and fermented in open wooden vats before going into barrel for malolactic fermentation and ageing. Barrels are of various ages to accommodate different cuvées, with only Clos Saint-Jacques using a higher proportion of new oak. Only gravity pumping is used, and the wines are bottled without fining or filtration.