2014 Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos Prieur, 1er Cru, Domaine Rossignol-Trapet

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Bright, pure purple, this has a middling depth of colour. Fresh cherry-fruit resounds, with some depth. Fine-boned, the wine is very pure with a slightly firm finish which will surely round out. Good length. Nicolas and David Rossignol began the harvest on 22nd September, picking over eight days. Yields were up, the grapes were ripe, but some sorting was necessary after a little hail in Beaune and some Suzukiengendered rot in the lower vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin. They are very pleased with their new Pellenc de-stemmer which leaves the berries intact, while continuing to use a percentage o