Alex Gambal arrived to France in 1993 from the United States. Shortly after, he founded “Maison Alex Gambal” in 1997. It took a mere 20 years for the Domaine to build its astounding reputation in Burgundy, making it one of the region’s finest family-made wines. The delimited area of the Bourgogne appellation is vast and stretches over more than 300 towns and villages of Burgundy’s winegrowing region, therefore producing a great variety of wines.
This Burgundy Pinot Noir is made with grapes from vines located in the village of Volnay, as well those in Savigny-les-Beaune and de Prémeaux-Prissey. The vines are on average 35-40 years old, certified organic, yield 17hl/ha with an East, South-East, and North-East facing slopes. The soil is composed of clay and limestone.
The grapes are hand-picked, hand sorted and destemmed.Vinification begins in stainless steel vats, with methodical pump overs and punch downs. This wine fermented over 17 days, and then pressed in to oak barrels (16% new). Aging lasted 14 months in barrel, with malo-lactic fermentation.
Deep ruby color, aromas of red and black fruit, flavors of pepper, savoury game and dark cherries.
This wine is best paired mid-week dinners including rotisserie chicken.