Vineyard Articles

(1,604 articles)

1 - 50 of 1,604 Sort order
Vineyard: Les Evocelles

Revision 2; edited by LindsayM on 7/15/2019

GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN, FRENCH VINEYARD
FROM THE OLD WORLD: Premium French Pinot Noir - One vision, two hemispheres.
Gevrey-Chambertin is located at 47° North. Humans first settled here from between 100-500AD during Roman times. Archaeological digs have found vines dating from this period. As Christianity developed in France, the monks began to plant vines on the Côte d'Or and to learn about how the same vines produced different styles of wine on different plots of land along the Côte. Over time, they worked out the different plots and delineated these on maps. These plots have evolved into the Grand Crus, Premier Crus and AOCs of today.

OUR BURGUNDY
We came to Gevrey-Chambertin for the first time in the summer of 2000, with a 5 month old baby, a five year old, four suitcases, a pushchair and a baby cot for a summer holiday. We stayed in a little rented apartment above the winery of the Esmonin family in Clos Saint-Jacques, a legendary Premier Cru vineyard. There is a chapel on the clos, where pilgrims doing the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela from eastern France would stop to rest, on their way south, to Spain – no one knows how old this is, except that it has been there for hundreds of years.

Every morning PM would get up at day break and make a bottle for our baby Hugh, and she would see the sunrise softly over the vines of the Clos, and the Côte – a beautiful sight, heralding the start of another summer's day.

Every evening we would sit on the balcony overlooking Clos Saint-Jacques. The church bells would ring at 6 o'clock, their rich mellow tones rolling across the village as they have done for hundreds of years, marking the end of the day on the Côte and signaling to the vignerons it was time to lay down their tools and go home.

Somewhere in the middle of these two weeks in Gevrey, we signed the contract to buy the land at Lowburn, a curious coincidence. A year later, we found our house which was almost a ruin, and a new chapter began for us on the Côte. As we grew our vines in Lowburn, we also learnt about wine and vines on the other side of the world, made friends and explored the Old World.

In 2013 we had the good luck to acquire a small parcel of vines in Gevrey and to work with Gerard Quivy, a fine winemaker who makes elegant and spirited wines in a straightforward, non-interventionist style.

THE VINEYARD
The name "Les Evocelles" is derived from old Burgundian dialect, which means the bushy place. One of our neighbours who is a wine historian, thinks that this may have been a wood long ago, before it was cleared by the monks and turned into a vineyard. Certainly a little wood remains on our land, and it is a delightful place with wild flowers in spring and summer.

The rich yellow soil is argilo-calcaire, or calciferous clay, and filled with rocks and the fossils of long dead molluscs.

The vines are between 80 to 100 years old, planted post-phylloxera. They are gnarly, venerable bits of wood. Since the acquisition, we have planted some new vines, replaced some old vines and also added some soil to the top half of the vineyard, to address erosion which has occurred over the years. This soil came from another AOC classified vineyard, as required by French law.

Les Evocelles is farmed organically and wild flowers grow everywhere in the spring and summer.

Les Evocelles: This 10.44-hectare climat is situated in the commune of Brochon but is entitled to the AOC Gevrey-Chambertin. The vineyard is located high up the hill at the northwesterly-most point in viticultural Gevrey. The name derives from a corruption of Les Broselles, referring to a patch of scrubland. All of the adjacent and neighboring vineyards are designated Premier Cru. Les Evocelles enjoys a favorable south, southeast exposition and lies on the same calcareous soil as its neighboring Premiers Crus Champeaux and Combe aux Moines. While it is unclear why Les Evocelles missed out on the more prestigious denomination, arguably the high elevation of the vineyard, at almost 400 meters, occasionally affects the ripeness of the grapes in cool vintages. An excellent source is Domaine de la Vougeraie.

Vineyard: School House

Revision 2; edited by LindsayM on 7/14/2019

"The School House Pinot Noir embodies the extremities of Central Otago. Coming from a sloping vineyard 400 meters above sea level in Bendigo, it ripens late, with warm days and cool nights preserving colour, depth, nerve and vitality. Great tension then gets expressed in the wine, as shapely fruit, is offset by an natural acid drive, nervy structure and coating minerality. A vineyard that is staggeringly beautiful elicits a wine that exudes sheer class"
Christopher Keys, Winemaker

The highest of the Bendigo Vineyards, the School House Vineyard at 400 meters gives spectacular wines – and views. Its gently sloping North face is frost resistant and lies adjacent to the original School building of the Bendigo community.
The beauty of this vineyard is the combination of finer complex glacial outwash and schist soils, and later, cooler ripening. Here Pinot Noir gains remarkable elegance, perfume and length, with fine mineral tannins.
The School House Pinot Noir has great depth of fruit, and a structure based on the combination of fine acidity and mineral tannin.

SOIL TYPE
From a high altitude Bendigo vineyard, the soil type is fine loess and sand over glacial outwash and schist.

CLONAL/ROOTSTOCK SELECTION
This is a combination of clones 667, 114, 6, 777 and 115.

Revision 1; edited by LindsayM on 7/14/2019

GLENLEE VINEYARD
Close-planted in the Burgundian style, this site produces low crops if intense fruit.

Our Glenlee Vineyard was planted in 2003, by Californian visionary Gary Andrus. This site is close-planted with 6000 vines per hectacre on what was once a sheep station.

This vineyard's location and planting shows fruit clarity at its best, combining fragrance with concentration and structure. Wines from this site are intense, lifted and delicately spiced. This fruit is used in our single vineyard Glenlee Pinot Noir.

VINEYARD PROFILE
Elevation: 360m - 380m
Year Planted: 2003
Soil: Silty schist loess deposits atop rocky schist alluvium gravels
Variety: Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir
Vineyard Characteristic: High-density planting on the Burgundian model with 6000 vines per hectacre on what was once a sheep station
Flavour Profile: Wines are intense, lifted and delicately spiced

Vineyard: Les Grézeaux

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 7/10/2019

Vineyard: Celilo Vineyard

Revision 1; edited by joraesque on 7/7/2019

One of the most spectacular vineyard sites in the US, at a confluence of strikingly opposed climates, alpine mountains and the mammoth Columbia River basin. The Gewurtztraminer vines are over 35 years old, on steep exposition.

Revision 2; edited by charlie11 on 7/2/2019

Ciel du Cheval (named for the wonderful views of the neighboring Horse Heaven Hills) sits further down the Red Mountain slope from Tapteil on slightly more vigorous soils. Jim Holmes has employed a fan trellis system and careful management to great effect; the wines are among the most elegant from Red Mountain without sacrificing any of the power and intensity typical of the terroir.

On weinlagen-info

Vineyard: Côte Pelée

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 6/24/2019

Vineyard: Chapelot

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 6/4/2019

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 6/4/2019

Vineyard: Ried Steineiche

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 6/4/2019

This is a brand name, not a vineyard.

Vineyard: Ried Steinborz

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 6/4/2019

Vineyard: Stein am Rain

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 6/4/2019

Vineyard: Käferberg

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 6/4/2019

Vineyard: Ried Renner

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 6/4/2019

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 6/4/2019

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 5/31/2019

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 5/31/2019

Vineyard: Jory Hills

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 5/16/2019

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 5/16/2019

Vineyard: Overlook

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 5/16/2019

Vineyard: Terrarossa

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 5/16/2019

Vineyard: Knight's Gambit

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 5/16/2019

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 5/16/2019

Vineyard: Murto Vineyard

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 5/16/2019

Vineyard: Gimli

Revision 1; edited by deBare on 4/21/2019

Vineyard: Zane

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 3/28/2019

Revision 1; edited by ChipGreen on 3/22/2019

Vineyard Notes:
High up on a hill overlooking Sebastopol, the Jenkins vineyard benefits from the cooling effect of the nearby Pacific Ocean, but is also high enough in altitude to sit above some of the fog that rolls in around mid-afternoon. Amongst gravenstein apple trees, pinot noir clones 116, 777 and 667 are planted. In 2013, these three clones were picked separately, to assure each fruit's perfect ripening.

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 3/21/2019

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 3/20/2019

Vineyard: Kritt

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 3/20/2019

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 3/18/2019

Vineyard: Clos du Mont

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 3/15/2019

Vineyard: Hundsberg

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 2/25/2019

Vineyard: Grauves

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 2/13/2019

This is a village, not a single vineyard On weinlagen-info

Vineyard: Bois des Jots

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 2/13/2019

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 2/13/2019

Vineyard: Le Clos Guillot

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 2/13/2019

Vineyard: Ana Vineyard

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 2/6/2019

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 1/31/2019

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 1/24/2019

Vineyard: Supperin

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 1/23/2019

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 1/23/2019

Vineyard: Le Rochoy

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 1/21/2019

Vineyard: Chaillot

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 1/21/2019

Vineyard: La Geynale

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 1/21/2019

Vineyard: Vigna La Casa

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 1/17/2019

Vineyard: Sécher

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 1/16/2019

Vineyard: Vaulorent

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 1/16/2019

Vineyard: Montmains

Revision 4; edited by charlie11 on 1/16/2019

Revision 1; edited by charlie11 on 1/16/2019

1 - 50 of 1,604
More results
© 2003-19 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close