WAS IT A FIRST DECISIVE TURNING POINT FOR YOU?

 

Alex Gambal

“Yes, because from one year to the next my, and my team’s frustration mounted because when you are not in charge of your vines you have to put up with and accept the way a vineyard is managed.  You have little say in the matter and I could clearly see that certain methods were inappropriate and took the plunge by buying my first plots of vines.”

This marked a new phase in the business as we were able to purchase some Bourgogne Pinot Noir and Bourgogne Chardonnay vines in the commune of Volnay.

WHAT ABOUT IN THE CELLAR?

 

Alex

“The fact that we brought into our cellar grapes from several top-quality Bourgogne “lieu-dits”: Long Bois, Les Petits Prés and Condemaine meant we were able to make a complex and complete wine because of each vineyard’s uniqueness. In other words the sum was greater than its parts.

WHAT HAS THIS CHANGED?

Alex

“A great deal has changed. Although we managed to follow with our vineyard partners the ripeness of grapes and the harvest date we never had any real control over all the stages leading up to the harvest: working the soils, vine treatments, restricting yields… these are critical stages.”

WAS THE ALEX GAMBAL SPIRIT BORN WITH THIS BURGUNDY?

 

Alex

“Yes, it was supposed to be an easy-to-enjoy wine, but we also intended to give our clients a sense of our style and to also imagine our wines at the Village or Cru levels.  Beyond it’s instant pleasure, the wine also had to have the depth, body, and style that is so characteristic of Pinot Noir from Burgundy.”

Alexandre Brault

“Today we continue to be particularly attentive to our three Burgundy-level wines: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Aligoté.  These are fine wines and they are the gateway to the range of our other wines to get our customers to further explore our other wines…”

— 2005 vintage —

Purchase of vines in Bourgogne Red

in Beaune since 1997

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Alexandre Brault

“These days we continue to be particularly attentive to our three Burgundy wines: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Aligoté. These are our finest wines and they are the gateway to our range of wines.  It’s important to give our customers the desire to go and explore a little further …”

— 2005 vintage —

Purchase of vines

in Bourgogne Red

This marked a new phase in the business as we were able to purchase some Bourgogne Pinot Noir and Bourgogne Chardonnay vines in the commune of Volnay.

WAS IT A FIRST DECISIVE TURNING POINT FOR YOU?

 

Alex Gambal

“Yes, because from one year to the next my, and my team’s frustration mounted because when you are not in charge of your vines you have to put up with and accept the way a vineyard is managed.  You have little say in the matter and I could clearly see that certain methods were inappropriate and took the plunge by buying my first plots of vines.”

WHAT HAS THIS CHANGED?

Alex

“A great deal has changed. Although we managed to follow with our vineyard partners the ripeness of grapes and the harvest date we never had any real control over all the stages leading up to the harvest: working the soils, vine treatments, restricting yields… these are critical stages.”

WHAT ABOUT IN THE CELLAR?

 

Alex

“The fact that we brought into our cellar grapes from several top-quality Bourgogne “lieu-dits”: Long Bois, Les Petits Prés and Condemaine meant we were able to make a complex and complete wine because of each vineyard’s uniqueness. In other words the sum was greater than its parts.

WAS THE ALEX GAMBAL SPIRIT BORN WITH THIS BURGUNDY?

 

Alex

“Yes, it was supposed to be an easy-to-enjoy wine, but we also intended to give our clients a sense of our style and to also imagine our wines at the Village or Cru levels.  Beyond it’s instant pleasure, the wine also had to have the depth, body, and style that is so characteristic of Pinot Noir from Burgundy.”

Alexandre Brault

“Today we continue to be particularly attentive to our three Burgundy-level wines: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Aligoté.  These are fine wines and they are the gateway to the range of our other wines to get our customers to further explore our other wines…”

— 2005 vintage —

Purchase of vines

in Bourgogne Red