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Gevrey Chambertin Olivier Bernstein 2009 (750ML) FR Flag In Stock
Gevrey Chambertin Olivier Bernstein 2009 (750ML)
"Olivier Bernstein told me that "the big trick in 2009 was to figure out to keep the freshness because it was easy to lose it, either by harvesting too late or pushing the fruit too much during the vinification. I also think that it was very important to have long malos so that the wines would be protected by all of the carbon dioxide. I picked relatively early, which is to say between the 7th and 12th of September and brought in extremely clean fruit that ranged in potential alcohols between 13 and 13.6%. As such, I chaptalized nothing. Yields were also quite good at around 35 hl/ha, which is high for me but low in the context of the vintage. The phenolic maturity of the fruit was also excellent and I elected to use an average of 50% whole clusters during the vinification. The extraction came quickly and easily and I did very little punching down or pumping over during the 18 day cuvaison. The malos did not finish until July and I have chosen not to rack them as I don't want to lose any of the gas that is protecting them because if I do, I'll have to replace it with SO2. Overall, I think that this is an exciting vintage that should appeal to everyone." Bernstein had told me last year that he had reduced the proportion of new wood somewhat in 2008 and he did so again in 2009. As the scores and commentaries suggest, Bernstein has once again succeeded beautifully and the only nit is that a few of the wines, in particular the Clos de Vougeot, are borderline too ripe for my preferences but that is certainly not the case with all of his wines..." BH on the Domaine Olivier Bernstein 2009 Vintage
Product #: 342639

Bottle Price: $68.00
Case Price: $816.00

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