VAROILLES Gevrey-Chambertin “Clos du Meix des Ouches” 2014
VAROILLES Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru “La Romanée” 2014
The Domaine des Varoilles is our newest source for red Burgundy. Their style is classic Gevrey — rich, bold, and extracted. Both of these vineyards are monopoles, and the quality is excellent. Meix des Ouches is a village with unusual ripeness and mouthfilling texture; Romanée is an exceptionally elegant premier cru combining the boldness of Gevrey with the elegance of Vosne.
QUIVY Gevrey-Chambertin “En Champs” 2014
QUIVY Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru “Corbeaux” 2014
Gerard Quivy’s style is a bit less extracted than Varoilles, but these have the unmistakable dark fruit and earthiness of true Gevrey. The Guide Hachette calls Quivy “a reference point for Gevrey.” The village level En Champs comes from very old vines, which adds to its complexity and depth. The premier cru Corbeaux is similarly dark and brooding, and drinks quite well young.
AMIOT Gevrey-Chambertin 2016
AMIOT Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru “Les Combottes” 2014
Jean-Louis and Didier Amiot are based in neighboring Morey-St-Denis, but their Gevrey-Chambertins are excellent. Amiot’s style is sophisticated and modern, with careful oak and perfect extraction. Their 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin is remarkably delicious today, showing dense fruit and a beautiful long mouthfeel. The “Combottes” vineyard is among the finest 1er crus in Gevrey-Chambertin, surrounded on all sides by Grand Crus — it is as rich and impressive as its location suggests.