“an underrated producer whose wines sell at very realistic prices.” – Robert Parker
[Pronounced in American English as “Cap-ee-tán Gan-your-oh”]
In their 9th generation since founding in 1802, 13 years after storming the Bastille. Just 6 km north of the city of Beaune situated along the eastern slope of the famed Corton Hill, Domaine Gagnerot was established in 1802, as they began making their own wine from their own vineyards. Starting in the wine business 400 years ago as wine merchants in the 1620s, they shipped barrels of Corton, Chambertin, etc to markets all over Europe. Parcels from the Cotes de Beaune and Cotes de Nuits were added to the domaine, becoming Capitain-Gagnerot and comprising now 16 fully-owned hectares, with several Grand Cru and Premier Cru parcels. 9th generation owner Pierre-François Capitain makes Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that express elegance and purity. Corton hill is the only place in Burgundy with both red and white Grand Crus.
The several Grand Cru, Premier Cru and other parcels are largely centered near the winery on the famed Coteau de Corton, featuring two types of soils: marl limestone ideal for great whites, and clay/limestone which yields reds of great finesse. Farmed with biodynamic principles, now Certified “Agriculture Biologique,” never using herbicides or pesticides.
Due to tiny quantities imported, there may be slight delivery delays.
Bourgogne Blanc, Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, “Les Gueulottes “2018 12.5% alcohol Multilayered with lemon curd, tangerine, orange zest flowers and yellow fruits, mouth-coating minerality and hints of vanilla, remarkably long finish. On the north facing slope of the famed Corton hill on ancient seashells and chalk, high density plantings 3,600 per acre, 10% new oak.
Saint Romain “Au Bas de Poillange” (Chardonnay) 2019 Just Arrived 13.0% alcoho 52 year old, biodynamic-certified vines on sloping limestone soils above the village. Consistently offers lighter body, yet intense ad vibrant flavors of apple, tropical fruit and flowers balanced with refreshingly crisp, zesty lemon, minerality and wet stone. Made with only 10% new oak
Ladoix 1er Cru “Les Grechons et Fourtrieres” 2016 Limited 13.5% alcohol Racy with a searing core of minerals supporting ripe melon, ripe lemons, pineapple, peaches and apricots. Magnums 300 3 pack 1.5L 268 Hillside 45 year old vines face northeast, at the northeast edge of the famed Corton Hillside. 175 cases produced. (Magnums 2014)
Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2016 Outstanding Vintage Limited 13.5% alcohol Uniquely blended from 2 Corton-Charlemagne parcels: the taught and racy, shaded “En Charlemagne” and the weightier, warmer sun-facing “Les Pouget.” 50+ year old vines. Weighty yet simultaneously crisp and bright. Burghound: “A great Corton-Charlemagne.” 150 6-packs produced.
Bourgogne Rouge 2019 – Family owned parcel since 1800s Just Arrived 13.5% alcohol 73 year old vines grow next to RN74 on the north end of Ladoix, close to Cotes de Nuits. Made in the exact same method as their Clos Vougeot with 10% new oak. High toned red fruit aromas with raspberry and strawberry flavors, a silky mouthfeel and lovely finish. 200 cases for the US.
Savigny Les Beaune 1er Cru “Les Charnières” 2018 NEW! Spring Release 13.5% alcohol 49 year old, biodamically-certified vines grow in this tiny 5 acre, rarely seen 1er Cru lieu dit within the greater “1er Cru Les Laviéres.” Slightly leaner than the others, it shows raspberry, plum and earth notes on a round-textured frame, and is made using 15% new French oak.
Ladoix 1er Cru “La Micaude” 2018 – Monopole since 1860 Just Arrived 13.5% alcohol Exclusively owned by the family, their monopole with 70 year old vines located on the Corton Hill adjacent to the Nuits St. Georges boundary. Both flamboyant and muscular, with a red fruit bouquet and robust, fleshy flavors of red and black fruits that are mouth-filling and long.
Vosne-Romanée “Aux Raviolles” 2018 New Vintage 13.0% alcohol The southern-most vineayard in Vosne-Romanee, with 71 year old vines on a gently sloping, rocky parcel. Always large-scaled and powerful, yet with charming and seamless flavors of berries, rose petals and Asian spices. Reveals power and depth with splash decant. 300 six-packs made.
Corton-Les Grandes-Lolieres Grand Cru 2016 [say Low-lee-yay] Nearly Sold Out 13.5% alcohol Owned by the family since 1890, among the most northerly Grand Crus, it is more easily approachable in youth than the other Corton Grand Crus. 86 year old vines. Rich and intense with black cherries and undergrowth, in a body both powerful and elegantly balanced. 150 cases made.
Corton-Renardes Grand Cru 2016 [say Ray-nahr] 13.5% alcohol Adjacent to their up-slope, east-facing Corton-Charlemagne parcel, Les Renardes offers delicacy and concentration in a forward and early- drinking style, rare among red Grand Crus. Bright and racy with violets, berries, leather, earth, red berries and exotic spices. 150 cases made.
Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2015 Acclaimed 2015 Vintage 13.0% alcohol The family was among the original buyers of the vineyard when Clos Vougeot was first divided in 1889. Transforms with air, showing balanced, well-integrated aromas and flavors of deep spice, earth and pure red Pinot Noir fruit. 51 year old vines. 150 6-packs made.
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