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The Maume's Gevrey-Chambertin, a village wine crafted of grapes hailing from various parcels within the appellation, displays the traditional style and mysterious character so loved by fans of this venerable producer. The 2008 is a wonderful introduction to Domaine Maume's wines and will surely pique the drinker's curiousity about the other jewels in the domaine's crown.
Bertrand Maume is the current generation in charge at Domaine Maume. He has been making the wines here since the early 1980s. His father, Bernard, was a professor of chemistry but also actively ran the domaine. Maume‘s wines are deep, profound Pinot Noir experiences. In Bernard‘s day they were often quite rustic and tannic in their youth and required many years to open up. Bertrand is vinifying their grapes with a softer touch and the wines are more approachable now, but they have not lost the typical Maume character. These are wines of mystery that are constantly changing and evolving, in barrel and in bottle, the Burgundy of another era.
The great wines of Burgundy are uniquely complex, compelling and at times memorizing. Above all they are evocative, transformative but like all creatures, temperamental and anything but dependable. Two grapes dominate this agricultural masterpiece, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Both grapes achieve their greatest elegance when planted in cooler climates, to which Burgundy is the coolest and most Northern climate of all the major regions famous for red wines. When winemakers talk about Burgundy, they generally speak of terroir, the compilation of the vineyard's soil, slope, orientation, nuance of climate, etc. This concept of terroir is what makes wines produced from grapes even in the same village or vineyard strikingly different. Burgundy is a place of legend, awe and adventure, a place that wine lovers call home.