START THE WEEKEND RIGHT WITH THIS DELECTABLE
BURGUNDY AT AN OUTSTANDING PRICE!
"Maison Alex Gambal is a small négociant in the Cote D’Or that has recently made several vineyard acquisitions, making the move into being more of a Domaine. Their idea is that you can’t make great wine without great grapes. This burgundy we’re offering is exactly that; a Bourgogne Chardonnay with fruit from Meursault for UNDER $30 a bottle! Great grapes at a great price. What better way to start the weekend?" – Jim Knight, The Wine House (4/7/17)
Note: A blend of Meursault and Savigny fruit with about 5% Pinot Beurot
"Here the nose plays right on the edge of reduction though it’s not so much as to mask the pear and apple-scented nose. The delicious flavors possess solid volume as well as a lush palate feel, all wrapped in a nicely persistent finish." – Allen Meadows, Burghound, June 2016
"2014 Bourgogne Chardonnay: A combination of Cote de Beaune grapes vinified in approximately 10% new oak barrels. As usually the wine has a wonderful white flower acacia like nose along with a lovely lush middle pallet." – James Yobski, The Old and Rare Wine Company (Importer)
FROM THE IMPORTER
A Unique Path
Because of his passion for Burgundy, Alex Gambal left the world of real estate to explore this fascinating region with all its complexity. After attending the viticultural school for adults in Beaune, he created Maison Alex Gambal in 1997 with the goal to express character, terroir and purity of each wine. Maison Alex Gambal now produces 60,000 bottles per year which can be found on tables in twenty countries.
A Philosophy of Tradition and Respect
Because there are no great wines without high quality grapes, we focus on the vineyard and the work necessary to have the most ripe and healthy grapes. In our winemaking, we let nature express each vintage uniquely, by using indigenous yeasts which are naturally on the grapes. We make our wines following Burgundian tradition – our whites are barrel fermented and both red and white wines are matured on their lies with just one racking prior to bottling. We are pragmatic and passionate in the winery, cellar and vineyards. Our philosophy has been formed by our experience tasting wineand observing nature at work in the vineyards. We treat each wine as a living product up to its bottling which is done naturally, by gravity, without filtration and following the phases of the moon.
Our winemaking is practical and is based on Burgundy practices and tradition. That is to say that there are no great wines without great grapes; thus our focus is on the vineyard and the work necessary to harvest the ripest grapes possible. Each growing season is different and we respect what nature gives; we harvest when the grapes are ready (not when it is convenient for us) and use the grapes indigenous yeasts. We understand that wine is as much a living product and is the vine.
We manually harvest our Chardonnay, and the whole clusters are put in the pneumatic press and are gently pressed for 2-3 hours. The free-run juice is placed in tank overnight for natural sedimentation. The juice is then put in barrel by gravity for fermentation with its natural yeasts. Aging occurs on the lies, without racking for 10-16 months. We rack the wine once just before bottling and bottle by gravity after a light fining (no filtering) by gravity, all the while respecting the phases of the moon and the planets.