Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Varoilles Information
About the domain
Domaine des Varoilles is a historical testimony in itself. Documents are found there that are among the oldest in Burgundy, because some climats were planted there before the 12th century. Domaine des Varoilles has 10 hectares of vineyards spread over climats such as La Romanée and Clos de Vougeot. The viticulture is sustainable there, and the annual replacement of the dead stock makes it possible to preserve the high age of the vines (sixty years old for the Romanée). Their roots descend 5 to 6 metres deep, thus enriching the trace elements of the soil. The yield is limited to 35 hl / ha, and the élevage of the wines lasts 12 to 24 months, in oak barrels which are partially renewed every year. The wines produced are delicate and reveal their full potential after 3 to 10 years.
About the cuvée
This Charmes-Chambertin presents gorgeous floral aromas (peonies and rose) with red fruit aromas too. On the palate it is both full-bodied and fleshy, delicate with silky tannins and pleasant freshness.
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Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Sustainable : The «sustainable» designation covers all estates certified as using integrated or High Environmental Value (level 3 Environmental Certification) techniques. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.