2016 Jean Tardy Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Champerrier
In 1966, Jean Tardy started working vines in Nuits-St-Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Clos Vougeot under a crop-sharing arrangement with Domaine Méo-Camuzet. From the 1980s, he started slowly but surely to build his estate, acquiring land in the likes of Chambolle-Musigny, Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Gevrey-Chambertin over the next 30 years. Son Guillaume took charge of the winemaking in 2001.
From a 60-year-old vineyard (planted ’57) on the north side of Gevrey with very mineral soils, scattered with lots of stones and vine roots reaching deep into the mother rock.
This is rich, balanced and pure, plump and intensely flavored, with striking notes of violet and raspberry fruit.
“Tardy continues to do great work with his mostly villages level appellations and his wines are known for their ability to drink well young but age extremely well." - Alan Meadows, Burghound