Jerome Galeyrand 2019

Jerome Galeyrand 2019

Dear fellow buurdudian-philes, 

The ever-elusive hunt for the next star in the uber big area of Burgundy hasn't been easy. Jerome Galeyrand has been on the lips of esteemed Sommeliers for years and when we had the chance to visit him, we were delighted with the quality of the produce. Aligotes are having a resurgence and Jerome is one of the modern champions of this indigenious varietal. His Gervey-Chambertins villages are already popular and at our recent tastings, the 2018s were all gone!

We're pleased to bring in a small parcel of Galeyrand's 2019s.and we look forward to your queries and orders!

Wine Journey



William Kelley on 2019 Jerome Galeyrand
This was my first visit to Domaine Jérôme Galeyrand, an exciting producer whose emphasis is on interesting old massal selections of Pinot Noir. There are no grands or premiers crus at this address, but plenty of ancient vines in nicely situated communal lieux-dits in the Côte de Nuits. That's exemplified by the fact the domaine's finest and indeed emblematic wine is not from Gevrey-Chambertin or even Fixin, but rather his Côte de Nuits-Villages Les Rétraits. Galeyrand uses appreciable percentages of whole clusters, pressing with a manual basket press ("cheaper and better" than the alternatives, he contends—and I concur), and his touch with new oak is decidedly light. His 2019s are beautifully perfumed, seductive wines that will drink well out of the gates, exemplifying all the immense appeal of Pinot Noir. And I'd be remiss not to mention that some lovely white wines occupy an increasingly important place in the portfolio, in particular three cuvées of Aligoté that join a growing number of cuvées in Burgundy that are demonstrating exactly what this variety is capable of. I bought some bottles for my own cellar and look forward to sharing them with friends.



Originally from the Loire, Jérôme does not come from a winemaking family. He worked for eight years in the food industry. Then, after harvesting for a couple of years at Domaine Alain Burguet in Gevrey-Chambertin as of 1996, became inspired and motivated to embark on his own estate project, and so enrolled at the wine institute in Beaune. In 2002, he bought his first vineyard plot (a miniscule 0.05 hectares!) and carried out his own vinification that September. Since then, Jérôme expanded the holdings to five hectares of vines and harvests every year with a group of well-trained friends.
Vinification takes place in a small winery at his home. His goal is terroir transparency. Viticulture is organic for 70% of the vineyards and sustainable for 30%. No pesticides, all vines are plowed. Some whole cluster inclusion, delicate vinification. All wines are aged in oak barrels - 12 months for whites, 18 to 24 months for reds. Jérôme’s wines are precise, refined and elegant, beautifully perfumed, positively delicious. He produces roughly 2,000 cases a year, based on vintage conditions, of course.
Domaine Jerome Galeyrand Bourgogne Aligote "Aligotay" 2019

Variety: Aligoté Doré
• Located in the commune of Culles-les-Roches in the Côte Chalonnaise, just south of Montagy-lès-Buxy
• Pink granite soils
• Vine age: average of 60 years
• Vertical press
• Fermentation in barrel (0% new), ambient yeast
• SO2: none added during vinification, 1.5g/hl added in July, slight adjustment 3weeks before bottling (20-25 mg/l free, 40-50 mg/l total)
• Aged 10 months in barrel and an additional 3 months in tank

Derived from vines growing in granite soils near Bissey-sous-Cruchaud in the Sâone-et-Loire, Galeyrand's 2019 Bourgogne Aligoté Le Cran offers up aromas of ripe orchard fruit, peach, nutmeg and orange oil. Medium to full-bodied, round and fleshy, it's the most sumptuous of these cuvées of Aligoté, perhaps reflecting its unusual geology. WK 90

The 2019 Bourgogne Aligoté Le Cran comes from a parcel of vines grown on pink granite soils between Buxy and Montagny. It has a well-defined, energetic bouquet, granite scents filtering through the citrus fruit. The palate is well balanced with fine underlying salinity, fresh acidity and good tension on the finish. Recommended. NM 88-90
Neal Martin on 2019 Jerome Galeyrand
Jérome Galeyrand’s winery was hiding in plain sight. Up and down the RN74 I drove in vain, trying to locate it, until I spotted a winemaker-like figure waving at me. Yes, this was my first visit to this well-respected vigneron. Galeyrand farms 5.25-hectares of vine mainly around Gevrey-Chambertin, Brochon and Marsannay with small pockets in the Côte Chalonnaise, mainly organic or otherwise sustainable viticulture. Some like the Marsannay Les Champ Perdrix Blanc are planted at high density - 12,000 vines per hectare. The whites are aged for 12 months in oak barrels, between 18 and 24 months for the reds. Galeyrand told me that the harvest commenced on 10 September with the Chardonnay and finished 22 September. The wines were bottled in November.
Two Superlative Aligotes!
Domaine Jerome Galeyrand Côte de Nuits Villages Vieilles Vignes 2019
  • Size: 0.36 ha (0.89 ac)
  • Variety: Pinot Noir
  • Vine Age: Planted in 1960
  • Terroir: En Vignois in Brochon with clay-limestone soil, mid-slope, facing southeast
  • Viticulture: Organic and biodynamic methods
  • Vinification: 20% whole-cluster, indigenous yeast fermentation. Aged for 16 months in barrel (20% new oak).

From a parcel in Brochon planted in 1960 comes the 2019 Côte de Nuits-Villages Vieilles Vignes, a medium-bodied, perfumed wine evocative of rose petals, plums, sweet red berries and burning embers. Built around melting tannins and succulent acids, it's pretty and fine-boned, and it will be irresistible out of the gates. WK 90

The 2019 Côte de Nuits-Villages comes from vines planted in Brochon. This has a well-defined and quite focused bouquet of black currant and bilberry fruit. There is more energy here compared to the Bourgogne Pinot Noir. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy black fruit laced with graphite, and quite structured , leading to a crunchy-textured finish that exhibits fine sapidity. Excellent. NM 89-91

Domaine Jerome Galeyrand Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice 2019
  • Variety: Pinot Noir
  • Vine Age: Planted from 1950 to 1960
  • Terroir: East of D974, near fault line (limestone bedrock) sandy, well-draining topsoil
  • Viticulture: Organic and biodynamic methods
  • Vinification: 100% de-stemmed, indigenous yeast fermentation, gentle pressing. Aged for 16 months in barrel (20% new oak)
The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice has turned out beautifully, mingling aromas of orange rind, peonies and plums with sweet soil tones and hints of licorice. Medium to full-bodied, ample and lively, with beautifully refined, melting tannins and a long, sapid finish, it is well worth seeking out. This parcel, planted between 1950 and 1960, is one of the three from which Galeyrand propagates a massal selection of Pinot Noir. WK 91

Domaine Jerome Galeyrand Gevrey-Chambertin Billard 2019
  • Size: 0.26 ha (0.64 ac)
  • Variety: Pinot Noir
  • Vine Age: Planted in 1987
  • Terroir: En Billard lieu-dit (between Champerriers and Clos de la Justice), deeper, well-draining sandy soil, early-ripening site
  • Viticulture: Organic and biodynamic methods
  • Vinification: 100% de-stemmed, indigenous yeast fermentation, gentle pressing. Aged for 16 months in barrel (20% new oak).

From a parcel planted in 1987, Galeyrand's 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Billard bursts with notes of blood orange, peonies, rose petals, plums and cherries. Medium to full-bodied, supple and succulent, it's elegantly enveloping, with powdery tannins and a saline finish. Like La Justice, this lieu-dit sits on Gevrey-Chambertin's alluvial fan. WK 90

The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin En Billards comes from vines located opposite the cuverie, planted in 1983 after the previous year’s frosts. It has a refined bouquet of red currant, cranberry and light earthy aromas. The palate is well defined with supple tannins and a fine bead of acidity, taut and quite linear. This is very elegant and harmonious on the finish, with a long aftertaste. Excellent. NM 90-92
The pair of juicy Gevrey Chambertins

The Offer - Domaine Jerome Galeyrand

 Category 1 Bottle Pricing 3 Bottle Pricing
Aligoté le Cran Côte Chalonnaise 2019 $59 $56
Côte de Nuits Villages Vieilles Vignes 2019 $72 $68
Gevrey Chambertin en Billard 2019 $1115 $108
Gevrey Chambertin la Justice 2019 $115 $108
Tasting Set: 2 Aligote, 2 CdN VV, 1 Justice, 1 Billard $458


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