Domaine Humbert Freres, Burgundy, Gevrey-Chambertin 2013
Emmanuel and Frédéric Humbert are the fourth generation of vignerons to tend this family estate. They took over the domaine from their parents in 1989 and since then they have been quietly and steadily improving the quality of their wine. Today they produce wines which reflect their dedicated effort and experience of the past 12 vintages. Emmanuel is the dynamic force behind this domaine: he is a thoughtful and passionate man with a great love for wine, food and rugby. Frédéric is shier and more reserved. The Humbert Brothers are well connected in the village of Gevrey-Chambertin, where they can count on a wealth of accumulated winemaking experience from their relations and family friends.
The vineyard source for this wine is from the village of Gevrey-Chambertin, located in the Côte de Nuits area of Burgundy. It has great structure and is incredibly elegant wine but just as important, the texture and notes of the wine give off an earthy, forest floor component. The vineyard sits on the same line of other vineyards in the village that are considered “Premiere Cru” vineyards, but because of the direction the vineyard faces, it cannot be labeled Premiere Cru. If it was, the price per bottle would be closer to $150 per bottle. The wine will drink well now through 2035. 12.5% alc. Only 25 cases imported to the U.S.
*Discounts 10% on mixed/matched orders of 12 bottles or more.