2022 Domaine Frederic Esmonin Pernand-Vergelesses ‘Les Boutieres’ Pinot Noir

Responsibly Farmed
Hidden Gem
Classic in Style

Esmonin is becoming one of the most consistent, high quality producers in Gevrey. His wines are characterized by purity, elegance and an uncanny ability to age well. This wine is certainly in the upper échelons of Gevrey quality for an entry level price (p.s. this vineyard is just down the road from the Corton Grand Cru).

Sustainable farming practices, careful canopy management, hand-harvested and native yeast fermentation.

Red
  • Tasting Notes red cherry, plum, strawberry, rose petals, mushrooms, hoisin, wet forest floor
  • Variety Pinot Noir
  • Region France, Burgundy
  • Volume 750ml
  • Alcohol Volume 12.5%
  • Table Talk "Les Boutières" is surrounded by 1er Cru vineyards and is short distance from the Corton Grand Cru vineyard.

$50.00

In stock

Domaine Frédéric Esmonin, located in Burgundy’s Gevrey-Chambertain appellation, is a family-run vineyard managed by Frederic Esmonin, his father André, and mother Michele. The family has farmed their 10-acre vineyard for generations, initially selling their grapes to renowned producers like Drouhin and Jadot. In 1988, they began producing their own labels and have since gained a reputation for high-quality, value-driven wines.

The domaine benefits from access to prime vineyard plots, including Grand Cru parcels in Ruchottes-Chambertin, Mazis-Chambertin, Chambertin Clos de Beze, Bonnes-Mares, and Chambertin, as well as Premier Cru parcels in Gevrey-Chambertin. Their expertise in farming ensures optimal grape quality.

Esmonin’s winemaking approach is meticulous, using gentle techniques and state-of-the-art equipment like a bladder press for precise pressure control. Grapes are picked at ideal ripeness and undergo a short cold maceration before aging in high-quality French oak barrels. The aging process, lasting 14 to 17 months, involves varying the age and toast of the barrels to achieve balance and complexity. Grand cru and premier cru wines use 80% new oak, while village-level wines use 20%.

The domaine’s wines are noted for their richness, depth, and concentration. Esteemed critics like Clive Coates and Remington Norman praise their quality, highlighting the balance and complexity. Despite their high quality, Domaine Frédéric Esmonin remains relatively affordable, making their wines attractive to collectors.