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Domaine Geantet Pansiot was founded in 1954 when Edmond Geantet married Bernadette Pansiot and began farming 3 hectares of vines.
In 1977 his son Vincent started working at the domaine when there was already 7 hectares of vineyards. The domaine than expanded it’s holding to 13ha and Vincent took over the charge of the domaine in 1982 from his father Edmond.
Since 2006 Vincent’s son Fabien and Daughter Emilie are helping in the vineyards and cellars, and nowadays the domaine farms around 20ha of vines (between domaine and negociant operation) spread between Gevrey Chambertin and Chambolle Musigny. More than half of the production is villages-level Gevrey-Chambertin
Since 1999 the domaine has new cellar premises in the village of Gevrey, while the old location is used by Emilie to vinify her negociant labels Emilie Geantet.
Vincent is still vinifying at the domaine with Fabien now responsible for the vines.
The vineyards are cultivated by the system of “lute raisonnee”. No herbicides are used and mildew and oidium are treated with sulphur and copper sulphate, except in difficult seasons when Vincent will employ penetrating or systemics fungicides if necessary.
The grapes 100% destemmed and sorted on more than one triage table, and eventually ‘berry by berry’ which they refer to as their ‘caviar’.
The fruit is than chilled to 10°C where it stays macerating for up to 10 days before fermentation begins. Fermentations are done in concrete tanks at temperatures not higher than 35°C. There is on average one punch down and one pump over per day.
After a total of 20-22 days, the wine is run off the skins given a 48 hour debourbage and transferred to oak casks. All the barrels come from the copper Berthomieu and Cavin. (Mostly from the forest of Nevers). 30%-40% of new oak is used every year. The same percentage of new oak is used from Bourgogne to Charmes Chambertin.
The wines spend 12-14 months in barrels in contact with the lees, that are stirred every month, and finally bottled without fining or filtration.
Vincent Geantet makes intensely flavored wines, with perfumed and ripe fruit and good balance, without hard edges.
Marsannay Champ Perdrix
Gevrey Chambertin Les Jeunes Rois
Gevrey Chambertin Les Evocelles
Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes