- Wine: Gevrey-Chambertin En Songe
- Region: Côte d’Or, Burgundy
- Vines: Pinot Noir
- Domaine: Domaine Lucien Jacob
- Winemaker: Jean-Michel Jacob
- Guide bottle price: £21.50 (collect price)*
Your allocation: 48 bottles per year – you can order as much as you want (6s/12s), no obligation to buy
Exclusive wine: Yes
Annual vintage release: April
Accommodation nearby: Yes, we can arrange
Event at this vineyard: Yes, we visit your domaine and picnic amongst the vines with your winemakers during our Taste of Burgundy Weekend
The vines & wine
This historic region known as the Côte d’Or or ‘golden slopes’ is divided into two; the Côte de Nuits in the northern part and the Côte de Beaune in the southern part. These vines are based in the Côte de Nuits which covers a 20km stretch from Nuits-St-Georges to Dijon. In one of the most famous wine villages of all, called Gevrey-Chambertin, our En Songe vines nestle amongst the many other famous parcels of vines that characterise this wonderful area.
En Songe literally means ‘in a dream’ which is very apt as these vines are very special. The vine age is quite high which means the yields tend to be low as there are fewer bunches per vine. This also means that the resulting wines have wonderful concentration and depth, however there is a lightness and elegance to Partners’ excluisve Gevrey-Chambertin En Songe.
The vines are Pinot Noir, which thrive in the clay and limestone soils of the region. They say that Pinot Noir needs to be grown in marginal climates to get the best out of it. Burgundy is quite far north geographically and the continental climate can be highly changeable, adding to the challenges of the region. However, this is the greatest place on earth to grow Pinot Noir.
Winemaker, Jean-Michel Jacob, is a big man with huge hands. However, this is somewhat misleading as he has a very delicate touch in the winery. His wines have lovely perfume and very fresh, distinct flavours of dark black cherry and blackberry fruit, spicy oak and delicious creamy textures.
This famous and historical region is based on the eastern side of France, roughly between Auxerre in the north and Chalon-sur-Saône in the south. It is the spiritual home of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – the two principle grapes of the region. It is also considered to be the gastronomic region of France.
This third generation family led by Jean-Michel and his charismatic English wife Christine, are based high up in the beautiful Hautes Côtes in the pretty village of Échevronne, above the ancient wine capital of Beaune. They are a relaxed and very welcoming family – and very much enjoy meeting 3D Partners. They own 24 hectares of vines in some great locations throughout the region.
The Côte d’Or is a roll call of some of the greatest wine villages of them all. Names like Vosne-Romanèe, Morey-Saint-Denis, Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet have great resonance. The ancient wine town, Beaune, is the capital of the region and is a delightful place to spend a few days. It is very picturesque and lively and features over 100 restaurants and bars. As this is the gastronomic centre of France, great food and wine is not hard to find.
* Wine prices may vary slightly due to exchange rate differences. If you choose to have your wine shipped to the UK, shipping costs and duty will be added.