Gevrey-Chambertin « Racine du temps » Très Vieilles Vignes
This is the name of a wine from two plots (Le Créot and Pince-vin, a total of 1 hectare / ≈ 2.5 acres), with 90-year-old vines that produce shot berries (hens and chicks, or millerandage
). The soil is of two origins: limestone gravel and hard rock substrate for one, and marl for the other.
The Gevrey-Chambertin Racine du temps
concentrates all the qualities of a great wine from the Domaine René Bouvier. It is marked by the intensity and depth of these very old vines. You will enjoy a wine with a very concentrated texture, where viscosity soothes the mouth without any sugary heaviness. Its very complex expression combines notes of ripe concentrated fruit, violet, heather, spicy roots, and citrus fruit, with a freshness that ends with a very long, smooth finish.
You can keep this wine for 15 years or more.
Depending on the vintage, we use 50% whole-bunch fermentation, and ageing lasts about 18 months in barrels (with 30% of new barrels).
It will be paired with all kinds of beef, game, stews, a braised veal chop, veal liver with cumin sauce, or a capon stuffed with mushrooms and foie gras
in its juices.