CAPITAIN GAGNEROT GRAND CRU TRIO
This beautiful Grand Cru Trio is a wonderful treat for yourself or to share with family & friends. Includes two bottles of red wine and one bottle of white. PLUS GROUND SHIPPING INCLUDED
Capitain-Gagnerot Echezeaux Grand Cru 2018
Grand Cru Echezeaux is mythical and rare, and in the right hands can reach near perfection. Intense and alive with black cherry and cocao, it is fine and velvety and finishes on dark bitter chocolate. The vineyard is relatively new to the Maison Capitain, but their long experience with a classy holding in the Clos Vougeot puts them in the neighborhood. It's a jewel in the Capitain crown. Never a hesitation!
Capitain-Gagnerot Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2018 (white)
The soil in the heart of Corton-Charlemagne give a unique minerality to one of the great white wines of the world. Smoky and honeyed at the same time with notes of honysuckle and lemongrass, Charlemagne has the structure and balance for aging. We assisted at a tasting some years ago, put on by the Grands Jours de Bourgogne, that featured every single producer of Corton-Charlemagne. That's right. How they organized that, we can't say. But it was, as you might imagine, memorable. And there amidst all the big names was the Capitain Corton-Charlemagne. They don't go in for hype and publicity much at Capitain-Gagnerot. But there in a hall with all of their peers, you could feel their pride and the confidence in their wine.
Capitain-Gagnerot Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2018
With over 120 acres planted and around 50 producers, the Clos Vougeot is the largest single grand cru (if not largest vineyard!) in Burgundy. Because of its deep roots in Burgundian tradition, the walled-in Clos has always been considered an integral whole. But of course it is not. Only certain sections actually merit Grand Cru status. So let the buyer beware! The small parcel that Maison Capitain owns is in the heart of the very best zone at the top of the Clos, sharing the same iron-rich soil with Grands Echezeaux (on the other side of the wall). The result is grand cru structure and power, with deep black fruit and natural balance. You need 10 years for the tannic structure to fully develop, but that's what grand cru is all about. One thing is certain: Capitain Clos Vougeot is true Clos Vougeot.