We are thrilled to offer the 2018 Domaine Geantet-Pansiot Late Release.
The domaine dates back to the mid-fifties when Edmond Geantet, married to Bernadette Pansiot, began bottling his own wines. He was joined by his son, Vincent, in 1977 and handed over the reins 12 years later in 1989. Today, the domaine totals 13 hectares and Vincent has, in turn, been joined by his son, Fabien. They have operated out of a smart, spacious new cuverie on the outskirts of Gevrey for almost a decade now, the additional space allowing them to extend the period of elevage and give the wines added punctuation and subtlety.
All the fruit is destemmed and the wines undergo up to 10 days of cold-maceration prior to fermentation. The amount of pigeage has been reduced over the years, with arguably a greater emphasis on pumping over, which helps the sense of finesse and tannin integration within the wines. New oak is varied between 25% and 40% with a good proportion of it being 600 litre vessels (rather than the 225 litre ones) which gives the wines a lighter oak influence. These are very lovely wines that can be approached in relative youth yet age very well. They have power but a natural power rather than a forced one, a result of good plots and often old vines. We are delighted to bring them to our portfolio and strengthen our already strong hand in Gevrey. These will be shipped in November.
2018 Marsannay ‘Champs Perdrix’ @ £198 per 6 bottle case in bond
Champs Perdrix is located in the southern part of the appellation, actually in the village of Couchey towards the top of the gentle slope of the Cote. The soil here has good mineral content and is not too heavy and this is impressively reflected in this cuvee, which shows excellent, energy, focus and drive. Fragrant on the nose and through the palate, it has a really nice sense of balance and purpose. Drink from 2022 – Jason Haynes, Burgundy Buyer Stannary Wine
2018 Gevrey-Chambertin ‘Vieilles Vignes’ @£265 per 6 bottle case in bond
This cuvée accounts for a large proportion of the estate’s production. It’s a blend of various parcels of old vines, averaging around 75 years. As one might expect, the age of the vines helps give the wine an easy concentration and natural power and structure. It’s deceptively approachable, the sheer weight of fruit camouflaging the well-appointed framework. Intense, layered and almost seductive, though it may shut down for a while. Drink from 2023 – Jason Haynes, Burgundy Buyer Stannary Wine
2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Poissenots @ £432 per 6 bottle case in bond
The vines here are a mere 65 years old and face plain south, in the famous, cool Combe de Lavaux, touching both Estournelles and Lavaux St Jacques. The aspect brings great phenolic ripeness whilst the location helps provide restraint and definition. Quite classical with a good sense of gravelly minerality. Drink from 2026 – Jason Haynes, Burgundy Buyer Stannary Wine
A few magnums are available at £444 per 3 magnum case in bond.
2018 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru @ £750 per 6 bottle case in bond
These vines were planted in the late sixties and have produced a wonderful Charmes of real focus, energy and fine features. With limited pigeage undertaken thanks to fantastic natural concentration, there is a real purity and finesse that runs through the core of the wines and lifts its evident underlying power and backbone. The tannins are perfectly integrated and the wine has a well-choreographed depth and persistence. Lots to come. Drink from 2028 – Jason Haynes, Burgundy Buyer Stannary Wine
A few magnums are available at £759 per 3 magnum case in bond.
All offered in bond and subject to availability. E & OE