Philippe Charlopin

Philippe Charlopin

Philippe Charlopin moved from Marsannay to Gevrey Chambertin soon after he began to make his mark as one of a new breed of dynamic vigneron. His wines have been rapturously received in the USA, a little more calmly in the UK. Perhaps this is explained by their immediately sumptuous style but, at least judging from the wines of the 1980s and 1990s, less aptitude for developing with age.
 
He is now assisted by son Yann and has moved to vast new modern premises in Brochon, necessary for processing the grapes from the 25 hectares they now own or farm, ranging from Chassagne-Montrachet to Chablis though still centred on reds from the Cote de Nuits. Not bad for a lad who began with 1.5ha from his parents in 1976!
 
The vineyards are farmed à la lutte raisonée though there is some interest in moving to organic farming. Processing of the grapes is now a lot less interventionist than it was in Philippe’s early days when he was a devotee of lees stirring of red wines. Now he sees the fermentation/maceration process as more of an infusion, with a little punching down or pumping over depending on the vintage and cuvée. The grapes are now de-stemmed which used not to be the case.
 
Most wines are aged using 50-70% new barrel, rising to 100% for the grands crus for between 15 months (2007) and two years (2005), without racking. There is a light filtration before bottling. The wines are marketed in heavy duty bottles embossed with the Charlopin logo. The new wines from Chablis are in turbo charged clear glass bottles.

Jasper Morris MW, Burgundy Wine Director and author of the award-winning Inside Burgundy comprehensive handbook.

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Item Case format   Availability Price per case
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
1 case £1,250.00
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2018 Bonnes-Mares, Grand Cru, Domaine Philippe Charlopin, Burgundy
BBX marketplace BBX 6 x 75cl bottles BBX
2 cases £960.00
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2018 Clos de Vougeot, Grand Cru, Domaine Philippe Charlopin, Burgundy
Red
2018
Lay down
Full Bodied
Dry
13.0% Alcohol