Sylvie Esmonin Gevrey Chambertin 2017
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Soil Composition: Clay, Limestone
Farming: Organic (not certified)
Age of vines: 45 years old
Prior to Sylvie Esmonin heading her eponymous Estate, it was known as Domaine Michel Esmonin et Fille. After studying in Dijon, Sylvie worked in various capacities as a consulting Oenologist. She says that she needed several years of independent work to weigh her decision and commitment to come back to Gevrey-Chambertin and succeed her father at the family estate. She came back to vinify the 1990 vintage, and from then on the whole production became estate bottled. Otherwise, all decisions were made by father and daughter together, until progressively Sylvie assumed all responsibilities (with the possible exception of plowing, Michel Esmonin’s favorite vineyard chore).