Jérôme Galeyrand is a Loire Valley cheese-maker turned passionate Burgundy winemaker. In 2002 he bought his first vines – a tiny 0.05ha plot. He is based in Gevrey-Chambertin and his now-5ha estate was certified biodynamic in 2015. This wine comes from four parcels in the village of Chambolle grown on clay-limestone soils. The grapes were 100% de-stemmed, then macerated for 3-5 days before fermentation over 18-20 days followed by gentle pressing and 16 months maturation in oak barrels (20% new).
Bourgogne Rouge has a moderately intense robe with purple reflections when young, then becomes ruby and orangey-red after a few years of bottle aging. It presents a wide array of aromas. One of the inherent characteristics of Pinot Noir: its supple mouthfeel and balanced tannins make it approchoable young but also allow it to age.