Domaine Tortochot, Propriétaire à Gevrey Chambertin, Bourgogne
Domaine Tortochot à Gevrey Chambertin en Bourgogne

Millésime 2021

Burgundy Report - From Bill Nanson - Vintage 2021 - 18/08/2023

Chantal on the 2022

"I'm happy with 2022. We are helped by the big rain in June witch got us through the rest of the dry weeks that followed!"

Chantal on the 2021:

"Since July last year we started bottling the 2021, finishing whith the grand crus in March. What a vintage! The winter, then came the black frost came after much warmer weather and because it visited us on three consecutive nights of cold and damp - the damage was done - the only really effective way to guard against the frost seems to be with later pruning and tying-down the branches much lmater - but it's hard with our maximum 36 hours per week of work to do the extra amount of work needed to finish late! I say late but my fater always used to finish in March - we finish in fabruary today but we are doing a (later) second prune - we leave to 'eyes' on the ca before returning to cut to the last 4 when we attach the canes to the wines. But 2021 was still a case of more than 40% losses - I made double in2022! - but still only just over 40 hl/ha. 2017 was our last 'correct' volt 2021 was a year with not mutch sun versus those vintages that surround it but it was still ripe - we've gain degrees in 30 years - since the time of my father - that's why you no-longer find the sacks of sugar in the supermarkets!"

The wines :
The domain has used plenty of new oak in 2021 - but it's been beautifully integrated - i don't mention it in yhe notes if it doesn't 'stick out'!. I've not often visited the domaine because I've usually been disappointed whith the pre-bottled wines - versus post-bottled where I've really liked them. So I visited later with, as you can see, positive results!

2021 Bouroggne Pinot Noir
In Gevrey's Grand Champs and organic since 2013 "The same soil as and subsoil as the surrounding villages-rated plots."

Medium colour. Fresh, slightly cushioned red fruit. Good width, with a red fruit intensity the finish is direct and fresh.

2021 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles-Vignes
About 10 different parcels - on the flats on the other side of the route nationale - but 70% losses vs the usual production here.

red fruit again, faintly spiced. The panorama of lavours is impressive - red fruit with a faint gentian accent but also a vibrancy of mouthwatering finishing energy.

2021 Gevrey-Chambertin Champerrier Vieilles-Vignes
A more cushioned red fruit nose. In the mouth there's a fuller, more cushioned chape too - always red fruit, a slight but attractive finishing bitters note too.

2021 Morey St.Denis 1er Aux Charmes
Fine, delicate red fruit a certain shyness but still direct and becoming perfumed. Generous flavour again, framed with a fine, ripe tannin - that's a delicious wine - lovely!

2021 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Lavaux St.Jacques
A parcel low on the billside - 'it's still a cold place with the wind from the Combe'

A cool but very pure red fruit width. Ooh - athletic muscle, fluid, good concentration - great texture - that's a simply excellent wine!

2021 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Champaux
The most northern of the Gevrey 1ers - there's more chay here.
An extra, more fleshy ripeness to this red fruit - still with a fine clarity of fruit and some perfur too. There's salinity too - 'yes that's from the stems.' That's a wine that I'd wait a short time to balance out but it's energetically delicious and really complex!

2021 Charmes-Chambertin
60 year-old wines. From Charmes....
Ooh - that's very perfumed - faintly of roses - lovely. There's a faint grain of tannin framing the flavours but the core is vivid and has a little generosity about it.
To keep 5 years but I'm sure it will be open, beautifully.

2021 Mazis-Chambertin
From the bottom - there's a plaque with the domaine's name on it there...80% new oak.
The nose is showing a hint of its oak spice but nothing more of the barrel - the air combines to lift perfume from the glass. More structural - but the flavour melts over the plate - I'd happily carafe this today and enjoy. A really lovely, suble finish but oh-so long...

- Tasted by Neal Martin during Roi Chamberting tasting in Novembre 2022

Tortochot Gevrey-Chambertin Champerrier 2021

The 2021 Gevrey-Chambertin Champerrier Vieilles Vignes 1er Cru has another quite "airy" but well-defined nose: red cherries and crushed strawberry, touches of crushed stone and gravel. The palate is well balanced with fine-boned tannins - what I appreciate here is the tension and edge towards the finish. Worth seeking out. Drink 2024-2036 - (90-92)

Jancis Robinson MW - Tasting in London during the Burgundy 2021 en primeur - 12 january 2023

Domaine Tortochot (Gevrey-Chambertin)


Dom Tortochot 2021 Morey-St-Denis

Pale garnet. Just a little muddy on the nose. Solid but earthbound. Drink 2026 - 2036 - 16

Dom Tortochot, Champerrier Vieilles Vignes 2021 Gevrey-Chambertin

Some sweetness and some delicacy - what's not to like?! Real energy here. Very forward. Very long. I could enjoy this tonight - almost worryingly so. Drink 2024 - 2036 - 16,5

Dom Tortochot, Aux Charmes Premier Cru 2021 Morey-St-Denis

Cask sample. Palet garnet. Ther's a little bit of grunt here. Lots of nuance to enjoy. It definitely tastes of Morey with that gypsy-cream biscuit plus orange-peel flavour. Good balance and flattering with some spine too. Drink 2026 - 2042 - 17

Dom Tortochot, Lavaut St-Jacques Premier Cru 2021 Gevrey-Chambertin

Cask sample. A bit more spindly and lean that the Morey Aux Charmes Premier Cru, oddly. Rather dry on the finish. Could come right in the end...? Drink 2027 - 2040 -16.5

Domaine Tortochot - 12 rue de l'Eglise - 21220 Gevrey-Chambertin - Tél. 03 80 34 30 68
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