Did you know City Cellars is home to a few hidden treasures, namely some wines with a few years behind them or from very special producers? In this blog series, we feature a special vintage or premium wine that we have in store, with information about the wine, the vintage, the producer and the cost.
2018 Dujac Fils & Père - Gevrey Chambertin
Morey St. Denis, France
In the year 2000, Jeremy and Jacques Seysses of Domaine Dujac launched a venture that redefined the role of the Burgundy negociant (a French wine merchant who buys grapes and vinifies them, or buys wines and blends them, bottling the result under his own label). Under the name Dujac Fils et Père, the father/son team established partnerships with some of the top growers in Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-Saint Denis and Chambolle-Musigny. Their resulting wines are made with the same care and attention the family lavishes on their estate bottlings — in fact, Dujac Fils et Père wines are among the best that Burgundy has to offer.
Gevrey-Chambertin is an AOC (appellation d'origine contrôlée) located between Brochon to the north and Morey-Saint-Denis to the south. The largest village in Burgundy’s Côte d’Or, it is home to 9 Grand Cru vineyards, 26 Premier Cru Climats and 58 AOC Lieux-dits. Classic Gevrey-Chambertin is typically deeper in colour, firmer in body and more tannic in structure than most red Burgundy.
We are lucky to have access to this cult producer in Alberta, and City Cellars is stoked to have scooped up an allocation originally planned for a restaurant!
Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes grown on clay and limestone soils.
Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks using naturally occurring yeasts.
Aged in 1, 2, and 3 year old French barriques for 14-15 months.
Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
The 2018 fruit is gorgeous - the year was a lovely vintage.
Aromas: Raspberry and rose petal notes. Spicy and aromatic.
Palate: Crisp texture, medium bodied. Bright cherry and hints of dark chocolate. Whole bunch clusters show a lovely lacy quality with a long finish and a classic Gevrey rustic quality.
This wine can be enjoyed between 2021 and 2028.
We price this wine at $99.99.