Jadot Domaine Gagey Marsannay 'Le Chapitre' 2020, Burgundy, France

Marsannay is the northernmost commune of the Cote d’Or, lying virtually on the outskirts of the city of Dijon, three miles north of Gevrey-Chambertin and one mile north of Fixin. Jadot acquired 19 acres in Marsannay with the 1985 purchase of the famous Domaine Clair Dau. ‘Le Chapitre’ is located in the Côte de Nuits in the village of Chenôve, at the foot of the hill. Since 2019 it has been upgraded to a village appellation. It is no longer a regional appellation. This vineyard is rather old, 2/3 have been planted in 1953. Harvest is done by hand, grapes are put in small cases in order not to damage the berries. Grapes are then sorted out by hand and destemmed. Maceration in open wooden vats or in stanless steel vats lasts 3 to 4 weeks. During fermentation pigeage is done twice per day. The wine ages 18 months in oak barrels from our cooperage; 1/3 of the barrels are new.