After practising the profession of wine broker for seven years, Christophe Perrot-Minot took over his parent’s estate in 1993. As well as providing renewed vigour and a perfectionist’s approach to the winemaking, Christophe also succeeded in expanding the Domaine substantially by buying out the famous Pernin-Rossin estate in Vosne-Romanée, starting with the 2000 vintage. The viticulture is respectful to nature and terroir - no chemical fertiliser or herbicides are used. Low yields and Christophe’s eye for detail are fundamental to the great quality of the wines, in addition to the Domaine’s impressive army of old vines ranging from 40 to 100 years old. Everything is hand-picked, vine leaves and canopies are thinned during the season and sorting / grapes selections are rigorous. The grapes are , for the most part, de- stalked and after fermentation are aged in a maximum of 30-40% new oak. The wines are incredibly ripe, refined and concentrated, yet despite their almost modern intensity and polish they allow the nuances and character of terroir to come through strongly. A stellar Domaine.
One of the 8 Grands Crus of the Gevrey Chambertin commune spanning 5.39ha. The vineyard is found on the way to Morey St Denis from Gevrey below the Route des Grands Crus lower than le Chambertin, on same level as Charmes and Griotte-Chambertin. The wines of Chapelle can be very good and ageworthy, they are often bold, muscular wines sometimes to the point of extreme austerity but the best examples show sufficiently polished fruit to flesh out their structure.