Maison Harbour Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru 'Combe au Moine' 2018

Region: Burgundy
Grape: Pinot Noir
Soil: Fossiliferous clay and white marl very poor soils direction on limestone bedrock
Lieu-dit - Climat: Combe au Moine, north-east facing, elevation 365m
Average Age of Vines: 50 years

Area: 0.18 ha
Average Yield: 32 hl/ha
Farming: Sustainable (Organic Practices)
Harvest: Hand-harvested 
Winemaking: Open top oak tank, 100% de-stemmed, minimal intervention, light extraction, 2 manual punch-downs and 2 pump-overs, indigenous yeast
Ageing: Barreled with 0.5 liters of selected lies per barrel, 12 months without racking in 228L French oak barrels, followed by 5 months in stainless steel.
Fining: None 
Filtration: None 
Added S02: Free: 22 mg/L, Total: 60 mg/L
Number of Bottles: 936

It’s translucent dark ruby color sets the stage for a juicy nose of fresh red fruits, flinty with hints of forest floor, earth, spice, red liquorice and a touch of reduction. Supple, savory, pure, fresh and clean in the mouth, with rich and powerful flavors of red plums, red berries, rhubarb, and clove. This wine has a mineral vein and beautiful tension from start to finish, and builds in character and intensity through the midpalate to the finish, complex, clean and structured, on a backbone of blood orange acidity that is just delicious.