Domain Tortochot, Owner in Gevrey Chambertin, Burgundy
Domain Tortochot in Gevrey Chambertin in Burgundy

2010 vintage

This 2010 vintage was difficult for us throughout the growing cycle.  First, there was a winter frost the night of December 20th to 21st when the temperatures dropped harshly from 0 to -20°.


The oldest and most delayed vines - the vigor of which had not yet fully descended - particularly suffered, especially in the lower part of Gevrey where the air circulates poorly and on some of the Morey plots.


The spring started off badly: the flower bloomed for about ten days around June 15th with rain and wind which caused shatter and millerandage.


This then led to a drastic decrease in yield on many plots.


Then, the summer was not very sunny.  Luckily, a mild September along with a modest grape load allowed for a quick berry maturation at the end of the growing cycle.


So, we began the grape harvest on Saturday, September 25th collecting healthy, ripe grapes.


Once again this year, we were quite selective so as to eliminate the grapes that were too ripe and which began to suffer from botrytis. Fortunately, the very cool grape harvest temperature - sometimes 5º in the morning and maximum 15º at noon - did not allow for any further rotting.


The volumes of must produced were around 40% less than in a normal year, but the quality was quite good.  They featured very concentrated juices, heavy maturation and were apparently well-balanced in acidity with a good pH.


The first wines we tasted at the beginning of November have a remarkable fruity freshness and are well-structured due to the natural weakness of the yields.  The wines present deep colors and are lively, but we will have to wait until spring and the end of the alcoholic fermentation in order to discover the final aromatic profile of these wines.


Domaine Tortochot - Vendanges 2010 - PauléeOur harvest team


 Domaine Tortochot - Equipe cuverie
Our winery team


Domaine Tortochot - Equipe cuverie
Our winery team

Domaine Tortochot - 12 rue de l'Eglise - 21220 Gevrey-Chambertin - Tél. (+33)3 80 34 30 68
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