The color in the glass is ruby red with carmine reflections. On the nose, the wine has a complex aroma of small red fruits, notes of violet and pink, shades of spice, licorice and underbrush. Full-bodied and structured tannins with fine grains and silky.
Pairs well with eggs, lamb stew, beef rib, perch fillet, crushed walnut nutmeg, cow cheese with character and chocolate mousse.
René Leclerc inherited the winery when his father split his winery between his two sons, the levelheaded René and the wild Philippe; René has since passed the reins to his son François, though he unquestionably holds a strong hand in the production. Leclerc's 30-acre property covers some of Gevrey's best 1er Crus: Champeaux, Lavaux-St-Jacques, and Combe Aux Moines, as well as the prized Grand Cru, Griotte-Chambertin. The estate likes to rely on traditional practices like using indigenous yeasts, barrels made from once or twice used oak, and gravity-flow racking; additionally, they refuse to fine or filter their wine. It's all in the pursuit of crafting wine that's pure, elegant, ripe, and speaking eloquently of the fruit it's made from and the earth that nourished it. Leclerc's wines illustrate classic Burgundy, just as the estate itself embodies it.
Planted on calcium brown soils, brown limestone and marl covered scree and silt red.