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. Between Morey-Saint-Denis to the North and Vougeot to the South, the winegrowing area of Chambolle-Musigny stands at the end of an anticlinal valley, which has scattered its scree and colluvium for the delight of Pinot Noir. This grape variety is known here for producing the most “feminine” red wines of the Côte-de-Nuits. This small winegrowing area counts 2 Grands Crus and 24 Premiers Crus
This Chambolle-Musigny wine is made with grapes organically grown in a plot located in the climat named “Les Cras”. The vines are on average 50 years old, certified organic and east-facing. The soil is composed of clay-limestone, and is the backbone to a plot of a mere 0.24 ha.
The fruit is hand picked, sorted and uses 30% wholecluster inclusion. Winemaking begins in stainless steel vats, with regular punch downs and pumpovers, utilizing the natural yeast for fermentation. After 15 days, the berries are pressed and the wine is moved to Oak barrels (33% new) for 19 months of maturation.
This wine shows ruby red hues with purple tints, aromas of black fruit and a touch of woodiness. With good structure and elegance, this wine is fresh on the palate with supple tannins.
This elegant wine will pair deliciously with seared tuna steaks or mushroom ragout.