Domaine René Bouvier Gevrey Chambertin Racines du Temps 2018
This is the name of a wine from two plots (Le Créot and Pince-vin, a total of 1 hectare), with 90-year-old vines that produce shot berries (hens and chicks, or millerandage). The soil is of two origins: limestone gravel and hard rock substrate for one, and marl for the other. The Gevrey-Chambertin Racine du temps concentrates all the qualities of a great wine from the Domaine René Bouvier. It is marked by the intensity and depth of these very old vines. You will enjoy a wine with a very concentrated texture, where viscosity soothes the mouth without any sugary heaviness. Its very complex expression combines notes of ripe concentrated fruit, violet, heather, spicy roots, and citrus fruit, with a freshness that ends with a very long, smooth finish. You can keep this wine for 15 years or more.