75cl * Organic * Biodynamic * 13.5% ABV * Burgundy, France
The Henri Rebourseau domaine covers 13.5 hectares in the Côte de Nuits, with 5.28 hectares of that classified as coveted Grand Cru. Jacques Rebourseau was a respected winemaker from Lugny, his son Claude Rebourseau settled in La Roche Vanneau in 1782. Modest farmers, they belonged to the hard-working rural class of the day involved in viticulture. They passed their passion for winemaking onto their children, one of whom was Jean-Baptiste Rebourseau. He grouped together several vineyard plots of which the grands crus of Gevrey-Chambertin still remain within the family today. His two sons Émile and Henri inherited the estate. It was Henri who created the winegrowers’ syndicate in Chambertin and was among the first vignerons of the era to estate-bottle his own wine rather than sell it to négociants.
In 1980 Pierre Rebourseau handed over the management of the estate to his grandson Jean de Surrel. This was to be a significant turning point in the history of the Domaine. Jean de Surrel adopted organic winegrowing practices and a biodynamic approach which are still practices today. This Gevrey-Chambertin a blend of all of the village parcels including La Brunelle, Aux Corvées, Sylvie and the excellent Champs-Chenys, just below Charmes-Chambertin. This is the Rebourseau calling card: an archetypal Gevrey with crunchy red fruit and sweet spice.
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