sábado, 13 de julio de 2013

Domaine Perruchot / Francois Gay et Fils / Dominique Fernandez (Chorey-lès-Beaune - Burgundy)


Visita a la pequeña bodega Domaine Perrucot en Chorey-les-Beaune con degustación de 8 vinos incluyendo los vinos de Francois Gay et Fils, Dominique Fernández y tapeo de diferentes tapas tradicionales de Borgoña.

Chorey-lès-Beaune es una localidad vinícola de Côte de Beaune (Borgoña, Francia), que produce principalmente vinos tintos 95% y algunos blancos, amparados por AOC, por lo general son vinos tintos ligeros, agradables y más económicos. Las 154 ha de viñedos de Chorey están situadas al norte de Beaune, bastante alejadas del pie de las colinas, menos una pequeña parcela en el oeste, que está en el límite de Savigny-lès-Beaune. En el siglo XIX los vinos de este municipio se utilizaban para "mejorar" algunos vinos de otras comunas más importantes, y todavía se siguen vendiendo generalmente con la AOC Côtes de Beaune-Villages


Chorey-lès-Beaune is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France. It lies northeast of the city of Beaune on the plain of the Saône just to the east of the A31 autoroute, or in the plain bolow the main RN74 road, as do most of the appellation´s vineyards.

The red wines from the producing area of this appellation are entitled to the alternative appellation (Côtes de Beaune-Villages).

Chorey-les-Beaune is one of the wine communes of the Côte de Beaune. The wines of Chorey-les-Beaune grow on the relatively flat land of the Saône plain, rather than on the slopes of the Côte d'Or, and for this reason the commune has no Premier Cru (or Grand Cru) vineyards. The soils are composed mostly of quaternary detrital and alluvial fills, and the wines tend to be thinner and less complex than those grown on the Jurassic limestone, gravels, and marls of the slopes from which the better quality wines of the Côte d'Or come.

Exceptional producers based here are Domanines Tollot-Beaut and Jacques Germain, which make some of the finest wines of the Beaune appellation. A good Chorey is similar toa village Savigny-Lès-Beaune or a lesser Aloxe-Corton. The production is mainly from the Pinto Noir grapes 95%, on the other hand a tiny quantity of white white is made from Chardonnay.

- Wine Characteristics: This light and supple red wine is moderately tannic but rich and characterful. Quite vividly coloured, it is often dark crimson with purplish highlights. The nose is dominated by small red fruits (raspberry, Morello cherry) and black fruits (blackberry) set off by notes of liquorice and underbrush. With age it evolves towards strawberry preserves and gingerbread with animal and leather notes. It is well-built with noticeably elegant tannins. Its well-rounded structure leaves an aftertaste of fruit on the palate.

The whites are light gold in colour and the aromas of the Chardonnay recall white flowers, hazelnut and lemon-grass. Rather lively when young, this well fruited wine quite rapidly acquires a smoothness which evolves into worthy body, length and lusciousness.

- Food matching: The subtlety, delicacy and refined tannins of red Chorey make it highly adaptable, a fine match for cold cuts, hot main dishes, or giblets, while its appealing and fluid structure gently partners balanced and harmonious dishes such as roast fowl, pizzas or boiled beef. It is also an ideal choice to go with Tex-Mex cuisine which gets an uplift from its fluidity and its fruity perfume. Chorey is an ideal «summer red», equally at ease with tabouleh or cold meats.
Serving temperatures : 12 to 13 °C for young wines, 15 to 16 °C for older wines.

- Situation: Chorey-lès-Beaune lies on the lower slopes of the Côte de Beaune. Its near neighbours are Aloxe-Corton and Savigny-lès-Beaune. Its wines, generous and approachable, offer an excellent introduction to Burgundy's Village AOCs. For a long time in the past they were sold under the names of their more prestigious neighbours but their body and bouquet fully entitled them to their own communal appellation which they were granted in 1970. The vineyards grow mainly Pinot Noir grapes but white grapes (Chardonnay) are taking an increasing share of total production.

- Terroirs :
Soil : limestone-marl alluvium, ferruginous in places, over stony subsoil, formed by millennia of up-slope erosion. Towards Aloxe-Corton are beds of alluvial gravels, rich in calcium rich rocks called « chailles » and towards Savigny-lès-Beaune beds of clay with pebbly limestone

- Coulour :
Almost entirely reds - Pinot Noir
Whites - Chardonnay

- Production surface area :
Area under production :
1 hectare (ha) = 10 000 m2 = 24 ""ouvrées""
Reds : 126.95 ha
Whites : 6.70 ha

Trade Association Contact :

Syndicat viticole de l'appellation Chorey-lès-Beaune
21200 Chorey-lès-Beaune

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