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Domaine HUMBERT FRERES


 
Emmanuel and Frédéric Humbert are the fourth generation of vignerons to tend this family estate. They took over the domaine from their parents in 1989 and since then they have been quietly and steadily improving the quality of their wine. Today they produce wines which reflect their dedicated effort and experience of the past 12 vintages. Emmanuel is the dynamic force behind this domaine: he is a thoughtful and passionate man with a great love for wine, food and rugby. Frédéric is shier and more reserved. The Humbert Brothers are well connected in the village of Gevrey-Chambertin, where they can count on a wealth of accumulated winemaking experience from their relations and family friends. They taste regularly with their cousin Bernard DUGAT-PY and with Pierre DAMOY and Philippe CHARLOPIN.

Viti/Viniculture : The emphasis is on manual methods including ploughing, green harvest, if necessary, thinning of leaves and bunches. The fruit undergoes a pre-fermentation soak (14 –16° C for 3 – 6 days) in temperature-controlled vats, avoiding over-maceration to limit extraction of green tannin ; all wines are aged in Châtillonnais oak . 50% new oak for all wines except Estournelles and Charmes-Chambertin which see 100% new oak.


Tasting Notes :

Gevrey-Chambertin AC : several well-placed plots of old vines are the source for this exemplary village wine ; includes wines from vineyards under Estournelles and from the Etelois vineyard, adjacent to Grand Cru Griottes-Chambertin
Production : 10 – 15 000 bottles
colour : deep ruby
Bouquet : smoky, forest floor, black tea
Palate : compact and muscular, but with a stony elegance, nuanced; balanced tannins ; savoury length

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Craipillot : a delightful 60+ year old plot lying 100 metres equidistant between Mazis-Chambertin and the Côte Saint Jacques
Production : 600 – 700 bottles
Colour : garnet
Bouquet : lush , black cherries
Palate : plump, rich and velvety ; refreshing, clean acidity on lingering finish

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Poissenot : faces due south, high on the hillside on light, stony soil ; it is an extension of the Estournelles vineyard ; the Humberts are 1 of 2 significant proprietors and have the largest holding: 40% of the vineyard
production : 4 –5,000 bottles
Colour : medium/deep ruby
Bouquet : gamy and earthy with hints of fine leather and liquorice
Palate : compact with good weight and tannin ; extremely long savoury finish

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Petite Chapelle : small old vine parcel very close to Mazis-Chambertin and Chapelle-Chambertin
Production : 900 bottles
Colour : deep ruby
Bouquet : heady fragrance of violets and liquorice, feminine, graceful
Palate : silky and suave appeal ; finish is lingering, recalling the fragrant bouquet

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er cru Estournelles St Jacques : 60 year old plot lying on Côte St Jacques behind Gevrey
Production : 900 bottles
Colour : deep garnet
Bouquet : brooding, with latent power and complexity ; hints of dark chocolate and blackberry
Palate : great concentration, flavor and power; rich, clayey notes, gamy, jammy robustness

Charmes-Chambertin : 50+ year old plot bordering Mazoyères
Production : 1 000 bottles
Colour : deep garnet
Bouquet : intense aromas of violets and ripe black fruit
Palate : dense, velvety texture with outstanding freshness and purity; stylish, with lingering finish


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