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Domaine Philippe Livera, Gevrey-Chambertin "Clos Village" 2021

Get to know: Domaine Philippe Livera, Gevrey-Chambertin "Clos Village" 2021

Tasting Note

A powerful expression of Pinot Noir. We were absolutely smitten by the concentration, generosity of fruit and precision of this outstanding wine. It is all structure right now. Firm tannins and high acidity but with a bold core of fruit and minerality that gives this great potential. A wine to hold for 6-8 years before drinking

Producer Info

This 8.5 hectare domaine was founded in 1920 by the great grandfather of Damien Livera, who currently runs the property. Prior to Damien taking over in 2007, the grapes (from old vines planted in the 50s and 60s) were sold to the large Beaune negociants. However, since 2007, there has been a total regeneration of the domaine – low yields, a strict form of lutte raisonée, no herbicides, manual working of the soils and a total upgrading of the vineyards and a new winery – and a resultant quantum leap in quality.

In terms of winemaking, after a rigorous selection, the grapes are almost always destemmed and undergo a cold maceration of about a week, prior to a long fermentation – Damien’s cellars are cold and fermentation and malolactic are often prolonged. The wines are matured in barrel for between 11-18 months and bottled without fining or filtration.

“Clos Village”, 1.5 hectares, in the heart of old Gevrey, below Clos St Jacques, of mainly 70-75-year-old vines and some planted in 1935 and 1920. The scree and fossil soils, washed down from the Combe de Lavaux, always give elegance, combined with the natural dark-fruit character. 40% new oak. This wine is is darkly powerful with great refinement.

This wine is an En Primeur product and will be shipped later in the year. 

France, Burgundy

Pinot Noir



Medium Bodied