There is a good holding of over a hectare here and Chambolle Charmes is often thought of as one of the great 1er Crus. These Chambolles were the first to be picked chez Clerget. They were done by 2nd September. This shows a similar mix of the richness, sweet spice, ripe loganberry of last year’s and with an edgy acidity and soft tannin to balance. Very good indeed. 2027 to 2037
Producer Information: Christian Clerget
The first time I met Christian he was in a hurry to catch a plane to Nepal and climb the 7th or 8th highest peak in the world. Fortunately his wife Isabelle and daughter Justine are equal parts
of a wonderful family who strive to express what their vineyards offer. As Christian says, ‘don’t try to cheat the vines’.
Justine is in charge now though and starting to make her mark. She is forging ahead with biodynamics and using whole bunch fermentation for almost a third of the harvest.