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Capitain-Gagnerot

capitain family

The Domaine Gagnerot was established in 1802. After the second world war, Roger Capitain maintained the estate and passed the stewardship to his two sons, Patrice and Michel. Now in the hands of the ninth generation, Pierre-Francois and Delphine carry the family tradition. Over the last two hundred plus years, the family has meticulously acquired parcels in the Cotes de Beaune and Cotes de Nuits and the resulting Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are beautiful expressions of elegance and purity. The estate is certified Biodynamic. Voted “Winemakers of the Year” by the Guide Hachette for 2021.

Wines

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Ladoix 1er Cru ‘Les Grechons et Foutrieres’

Description

“Moderately deep golden color. Traces of the exotic and of petrol serves as a ripe but fresh introduction to the solidly concentrated and rich middle weight flavors that exude a fine bead of minerality onto the clean, crisp and intense finale where a hint of butter arises. Note while this could easily be enjoyed now, I would actually suggest holding it for 2 to 3 years as I suspect this will become both more texturally more interesting as well as possibly adding more depth.” 89/2018+ Allen Meadows, Burghound. Issue 64, Fall 2016

Parcel

1er Cru Grechons et Foutrieres

Map of parcel Grechon et Foutrieres
Map of parcel Grechon et Foutrieres
Spec Sheet
parcel on the hill of Corton

Hautes Cotes de Beaune ‘les Gueulottes’

Description

“Vibrant, spiritual, and complex. Waves of candied lemons, with laser focus and purity,  pears, and minerals”

Parcel

les Gueulottes

Village of Magny les Villers
Village of Magny les Villers
Village of Magny les Villers
Spec Sheet
Pierre-Francois in the parcel in the village of Magny les Villers
Pierre-Francois in the parcel in the village of Magny les Villers

Bourgogne Pinot Noir

Description

Bouquet of cranberry, raspberry and a bit of earth. Surprisingly quite structured and a very serious wine. Concentrated black cherries, cranberries, forest floor and a little spice come through on the palate. Well balanced with good transparency and acidity

Parcel

“Buisson”

Parcel at the northeastern base of the Corton hillside
Spec Sheet
Pierre Francois at work in cellar
Pierre Francois at work in cellar

Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru ‘les Charnieres’

Description

(2015 vintage) There is a background suggestion of menthol to the expressive nose that mixes both upper and lower register aromas of poached plum, red and dark raspberry and soft earth notes that manage to retain good freshness despite the elevated ripeness levels intrinsic to the 2015 vintage. The plush, round and seductively textured middle weight flavors possess good power and focus while offering good length on the mildly rustic finale. While this could easily be enjoyed now, there is enough tannin waiting to be resolved to argue for a few years of patience. 89/2022+

Allen Meadows Burghound,  2nd Qtr 2019  Issue 74

Parcel

1er les Charnieres

Savigny Charnieres parcel Lavieres
Savigny Charnieres parcel Lavieres
Parcel on map of Savigny les Beaune
1er Cru Savigny Charnieres parcel on map
Spec Sheet
parcel towards 1er Cru il Vergelesses
parcel towards 1er Cru il Vergelesses

Ladoix 1er Cru ‘La Micaude’ MONOPOLE

Description

(a monopole of the domaine). A notably ripe nose features notes of poached plum and dark cherry along with whiffs of spice and warm earth. There is very good richness and reasonably good concentration to the moderately robust medium-bodied flavors that aren’t especially complex at present but the density is sufficiently good that more should develop over the course of a few years of bottle aging. 90/2022+

Allen Meadows Burghound 2nd Qtr.  Issue 74  April 2019

1er Cru Ladoix Micaude
Map of Parcel
Map of 1er Cru Micaude parcel
Spec Sheet
Micaude MONOPOLE
Parcel towards the north

Pernard-Vergelesses

Description

(2015 vintage) There is a background suggestion of menthol to the expressive nose that mixes both upper and lower register aromas of poached plum, red and dark raspberry and soft earth notes that manage to retain good freshness despite the elevated ripeness levels intrinsic to the 2015 vintage. The plush, round and seductively textured middle weight flavors possess good power and focus while offering good length on the mildly rustic finale. While this could easily be enjoyed now, there is enough tannin waiting to be resolved to argue for a few years of patience. 89/2022+

Allen Meadows Burghound,  2nd Qtr 2019  Issue 74

Parcel

parcel: ‘les Boutières

Parcel on map of Pernand-Vergelesses
Boutieres at Pernand Vergelessesse
Spec Sheet
les Boutières PV
Parcel towards Pernand-Vergelesses

Vosne-Romanee ‘aux Raviolles’

Description

“Deep red, light purple in color.  Floral and giving of slight underbrush.  Lithe, yet forceful of expressive forward fruit which builds upon a velvety and coolness. The flavor holds very well on the palate, with mineral driven finish.”

Parcel

aux Raviolles

Pierre-Francois in Vosne-Romanee parcel
Pierre Francois at parcel in Vosne Romanee
Map of Vosne-Romanee parcels

Spec Sheet
Parcel au Raviolles towards Richebourg
Parcel au Raviolles towards Richebourg

Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru ‘la Coutiere’

Description

2018 Aloxe-Corton “La Coutière”: Smoky reduction and moderate wood overshadow what are clearly ripe aromas. The round, rich and nicely fresh and vibrant medium weight flavors possess an agreeable texture if limited refinement on the slightly warm finale. This could easily be drunk now or held for 1 to 2 years for more depth to develop. 88/2023+

Allen Meadows “Burghound” 3rd Qtr 2021, Issue # 83

Parcel

1er Cru la Coutiere, base of the Corton hill

Spec Sheet

Saint Romain ‘au bas Poillange’

Description

2018 Saint-Romain “Au Bas de Poillange”: A fresh is restrained nose speaks of ripe green apple, quinine and discreet floral nuances. The delicious and vibrant lighter weight but by no means dilute flavors exude evident minerality on the lemony finish that offers just enough depth and persistence to be interesting on the dry but not really austere finale. I like the intensity and the refreshing character and this is really quite pretty. 88/2023+

Allen Meadows “Burghound” 3rd Qtr 2021, Issue # 83

Parcel

au bas Poillange at harvest

Village of Saint Romain
Map of parcels in Saint Romain
Spec Sheet
Parcel au bas Piollange
Parcel au bas Piollange

Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Description

“Discreet but not invisible wood frames agreeably fresh and cool aromas of green apple, pear and wet stone scents. There is good vibrancy to the delicious, round and plump flavors that possess an attractive texture though limited depth on the lightly stony and sneaky long finish. This is of course young and will undoubtedly add depth with a few years of bottle age but it is relatively simple at present and my rating offers the benefit of the doubt.” 90/2019+ Allen Meadows, Burghound. Issue 64 Fall 2016

Parcel

En Charlemagne

Parcel at “Pougets” on the Aloxe-Corton side of Corton
Pougets at Corton
Parcel at “Pougets” on the Aloxe-Corton side of Corton
Shelf Talker
Spec Sheet
En Charlemagne
Parcel ‘en Charlemagne on the Pernand side of Corton

Corton ‘les Grand Lolieres’ Grand Cru

Description

An attractively spicy nose features notes of poached plum, dark cherry and soft earthy wisps. The delicious big-bodied flavors possess good if not exceptional mid-palate concentration as well as admirable power and muscle on the impressively complex if rustic and again noticeably warm finish. The balance isn’t perfect but there is very good underlying material along with firm supporting tannins that should ensure a long life. In sum, this won’t win any awards for elegance but overall this is certainly a solid effort. 92/2027+.        Allen Meadows Burghound,  2nd Qtr 2019  Issue 74

Parcel

Corton Grand Lolieres

Spec Sheet
Corton-Lolieres
Parcel Corton Grand Lolieres

Corton-Renardes Grand Cru

Description

“A classic Renardes nose speaks of spice, earth, cassis, plum and plenty of the sauvage that also extends to the rich, full-bodied and velvety flavors that possess excellent power and muscle that culminate in a focused, palate staining and impressive long finish.This serious effort should age extremely well and moreover, be well worth the investment of your patience”.

Parcel

Corton Renardes

Spec Sheet
Corton-Renardes at harvest
Corton-Renardes at harvest

Echezeaux Grand Cru

Description

“Not surprisingly this required a good 30 minutes to really get rolling; moreover there is initially a touch of reduction present though it doesn’t last and eventually, if grudgingly, reveals a lovely nose of spice and various dark berry fruit aromas that include discreet plum hints along with just a trace of crushed green leaf. This leafy character can also be found on the medium weight flavors because even though there is reasonably good phenolic ripeness in the context of the vintage, there is a mild edginess due to the a touch of acid tang. Still, this is certainly pretty and even though the balance is not perfect, the complexity largely makes up for it.” 89/2019+ Allen Meadows, Burghound. Issue 64, Fall 2016

“This producer, based in Ladoix-Serrigny in the Côte de Beaune also has a small parcel in this Grand Cru in Vosne-Romanée. Like all this producer’s wines it was fermented in open tanks before barrel aging. That gives an extra concentration to the ripe fruits and firm tannins. It is an opulent wine, juicy with black fruits and acidity. With its structure, it will certainly age further, so drink from 2019.          94 Points. Wine Enthusiasts, Roger Voss. 12/16/2016

Parcel

En Orveaux

Parcel towards Grand Echezeaux
Echezeaux parcel looking South
Spec Sheet
Shelf Talker
Parcel at En Orveaux towards Clos Vougeot
Parcel at En Orveaux towards Clos Vougeot

Clos Vougeot Grand Cru

Description

2015 Clos de Vougeot – Quartier de Marei Haut: There is just enough reduction present to shave the top notes from the very ripe black pinot fruit, dark cherry and soft earth-suffused aromas. There is good richness to the delicious, velvety and round medium-bodied flavors that conclude in a mildly rustic and noticeably warm finish. I like the complexity and there is
reasonably good verve as well but the warmth isn’t subtle though to be fair, neither is it enough to really significantly compromise the overall sense of balance. 91/2027+

Parcel

Quartier des Marei

Map of Clos Vougeot ownership
Owners of Clos Vougeot Capitain parcel
Spec Sheet
Clos Vougeot up against Grand Echezeaux
Clos Vougeot up against Grand Echezeaux