Isn't Gevrey-Chambertin supposed to be on the label?
Generally, yes. But....
"Roncevie" is a lieu-dit (vineyard) in the heart of Gevrey-Chambertin. In 1964, when the Gevrey appellation was reduced in size, the Arlaud family's parcel was declassified to Bourgogne Rouge simply because the family was from Morey and not Gevrey.
The surrounding "Roncevie" vineyards (French inheritance laws require land to be split among heirs) which encompass Arlaud's parcel, remain classified as Gevrey-Chambertin. Those surrounding domaines are permitted to put the prestigious village name on their labels. To add insult to injury, Domaine Arlaud's Roncevie parcel is a stone’s throw from Griottes-Chambertin, where all of the Grand Crus are found.
Stunning aromatics of rose petal, wild raspberry, and underbrush. The palate offers succulent red and dark cherry, wild strawberry, and orange rind. The fruit is lush, but not overripe. It has a lovely texture with fine, dusty tannins. This sensational vintage offers loads of energy and verve and an endless finish.
"There are whispers that Burgundy 2018 is one of the greatest ever vintages." Decanter, Tim Atkins
This hidden gem within this grand vintage is simply stunning!
It is a beautifully made, artisanal wine that happens to be farmed organically; even the plows are still pulled by horseback.
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