Wine Enthusiast 93 Points
"Still youthful, this traditional wine from a great Burgundy vintage is showing fine vigor, ripe fruits and firm tannins. It has spice and is almost honeyed in its sweetness, with plums and intense, mature acidity. With its firm core, give this wine several more years of aging." - Roger Voss
"A bright ruby, turning to deep carmine. Notes of strawberry, mulberry, violet, and rose are brought out by licorice, leather and fur. An impressive velvety tannin and delicate texture. This is a wine for the meat-eater, its gamey notes giving it a particular affinity for game. whether furred or feathered, especially in this 2002 vintage."
Producer: Domaine Rebourseau
Wine: 2002 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Fonteny
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Nose: Powerful and subtle with intense cherries
Palate: Red fruits with light touches of spices
Food: Game, rib steak, roast lamb and hard cheeses
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar until 2020
Domaine Henri Rebourseau
The domaine Henri Rebourseau comprises vineyards stretching from the villages of Gevrey-Chambertin to Vougeot, cultivating some of the oldest plots upon the Côte de Nuits .
Jacques Rebourseau was a respected winemaker from Lugny. His son Claude Rebourseau settled in La Roche Vanneau in 1782. Modest farmers, they belonged to the hard-working rural class of the day involved in viticulture. They passed their passion for winemaking onto their children, one of whom was Jean-Baptiste Rebourseau. In 1919, the General Henri Rebourseau founded the domain on his father’s vineyards and he contributed to the growth of the estate for four generations. In 1955, his son Pierre took over the estate and tended it carefully until the eighties.
Gevrey-Chambertin is a village appellation located in the Côte de Nuits region including 26 Premiers Cru Climats. The producing communes are Gevrey-Chabertin and Brochon. The commune of Gevrey-Chambertin also produces 9 Grand Crus appellations. On the label, the appellation Gevrey-Chambertin and Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru may be followed by the name of the Climat of origin.
For travelers coming from Dijon, Gevrey-Chambertin is where Bourgogne’s Elysian Fields begin. At the entrance to the hollowed hill of Lavaux, a château - once a property of the monks of Cluny - resembles a fortified wine-cellar.
The canons of Langres were for a long time guardians of these vineyards which can be dated back to the year 640 AD, evidence of a long and intimate involvement in the history of Bourgogne’s wine industry. Gevrey-Chambertin forms a kind of guard of honor to a set of fabulous Grands Crus whose crown jewels are Chambertin and Clos de Bèze. The appellation dates from September 1936. The village of Brochon is an extension of Gevrey-Chambertin, sharing the same characteristics. The Pinot Noir is at its peak performance here.
Information by: Burgundy Wines