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Passion for Concentration



Christophe Perrot-Mignot is a good vinter and wine maker who owns very good climates in Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St-Denis and Chambolle-Musigny. One recogizes his enthusiasm for wine, but he is always very concentrated and involved. His cellar is small - but he needn't store so much wine, because it is sold out rather fast. Wines of Perrot-Mignot are one of the most concentrated ones we tried this year. If there is a lack of finess due to the concentration you only can tell when they are complete mature. But they are nevertheless fascinating and also an expression of the soil as of the vinter who works on their concentration and tries to keep the yield low. This year he harvested from the 18th to the 24th of September before the rain and thinks that this vintage tough being quite excellent has a lack of acidity for being a magnificent one Christophe Perrot-Mignot tried wines together with us that still were in the end of the malolactic fermentation, but showed us their potential. Lucky those who have them in their cellar soon...

In the Cellar of Perrot-Mignot


Morey-St-Denis En la Rue de Vergy 1998 barrel sample
A Village-climate that is next to three Grand Crus.
Rather dark. Tobacco. Spicy. Intense, fine tannin. Still some malolactic fermentation. Is going to be a full bodied, good Morey.

Chambolle-Musigny 1998 barrel sample
Black currant in the colour. In the fragrance forest soil and mushrooms. In the mouth still some CO2, has just finished malolactic fermentation. Good tannins, good acidity. Plum like.

Morey-St-Denis 1er Cru La Riotte 1998 barrel sample
Very dark. Venison, blackberry. Compact. In the mouth still CO2, good acidity, fine, strong tannin. Notes of plums. Still some leftovers of the malolactic fermentation.

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Fuées 1998 barrel sample
This part of the vineyard was bought by Herve Roumier in 1995. In 1996 Perrot-Mignot made his first vintage of it.
Very dark, bright. Violets and other flowers. Spicy aromas and leather, also some tobacco. In the mouth cherry and dark berries. Malolactic fermentation finished. Very fine Chambolle.

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru La combe d'Orveaux 1998 barrel sample
Dark ruby red. In the fragrance closed, some vanilla. In the mouth dark cherry, round, fine and dark tannin.

Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru 1998 barrel sample
Very dark. Still some violet tones. Malolactic fermentation just finished. in the nose very closed. In the mouth sour cherry, morello, very strong, fines structured tannin with balanced acidity. Plums and cocked fruit. Very complex.

Mazoyères-Chambertin Grand Cru 1998 barrel sample
Even darker, colour of blackberry. In the fragrance violets, but still very closed in the nose. Malolactic fermentation just over, still some CO2. Good cherry like, dark tannin, blueberry and slows. Green wood. Very long.

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