The wines from Dominique Gallois are exceptional, and we have another great buy from this small Domaine based in Gevrey-Chambertin. Gallois is a small production with only 4 hectares of vines spread over Bourgogne, village, premier cru, and grand cru level. While the size of the Domaine may not be significant, the wines here are, and they are masterfully made examples from Gevery-Chambertin.
Gallois practices a sustainable approach to vineyard management to respect the environment, and only in an emergency will they intervene to protect the crop. They also employ leaf thinning and green harvesting to enhance the quality of the grapes further. Fermentation is traditional, with natural yeasts and a maceration period that changes from vintage to vintage, with aging in older French oak barrels.
The 2019 Gevey Chambertin VV is an incredible view of the 2019 vintage in Gevrey and is sourced from 10 different Climats, including En Songe, En Jouise, En Billard, En Dérée, Croix des Champs, Sylvie, La Justice, and Charreux, and two more parcels located right outside their property. The average age of the vines here he over 50 years old, giving this wine a bit more depth and concentration of fruit. 2019 is a beautiful example among the best of all time from Gallois and comes highly recommended by Neil Martin and Burghound in their notes below and is drinking well now and should continue too over the next decade. This is a top buy in today's market, and we have low pricing on some of the only bottles available in the USA.
Vinous (Neal Martin) 92 pts! "The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes offers ripe strawberry and raspberry fruit mixed with sous-bois. The palate is well-defined, very elegant and poised, gently building towards quite a weighty and convincing finish. This is a superb Gevrey from Gallois that is well-worth seeking out." (2023-2036)
Burghound 91 points! "A wonderfully fresh, cool and airy nose reflects notes of pretty red and dark berries, spice and plenty of earth character. The delicious middle weight flavors possess a caressing texture thanks mainly to the relatively fine-grained tannins shaping the balanced if mildly rustic finale that firms up noticeably as it sits on the palate. This is exceptionally very good for its level and highly recommended."
2023 - 2036)