Domaine Charlopin-Parizot is a Burgundian wine producer based in Gevrey-Chambertin. The domaine comprises numerous grand cru plots in the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune, as well as several Chablis vineyard plots bearing premier cru status.
Originally the domaine encompassed just 1.5 hectares (4 acres) of cultivated vineyards, although this has grown to a total of 25ha (62 acres) today. Charlopin-Parizot’s best wines come from plots in the Clos Vougeot, Clos Saint-Denis and Charmes-Chambertin grand cru climats in the Côte de Nuits. It also produces a range of premier cru wines sourced from grapes grown in classified vineyards in Pernand-Vergelesses, Gevrey-Chambertin and Chablis. Village wines from Morey-Saint-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny and Vosne-Romanée, and a Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes wine complete the range.
Once the grapes are harvested they are given a long pre-fermentation period of between four to five days, but this can last for up to two weeks in some cases. After this the grapes are fermented using indigenous yeasts and are then aged in oak casks for up to 18 months. The village-level wines see 50 percent new oak whereas the Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes and grand cru wines will see 100 percent new oak. No fining is used in the vinification process, but a light filtration is applied.
The family-owned and run domaine was founded in 1977 by Philippe Charlopin-Parizot. Philippe’s son, Yann Charlopin-Parizot, joined the family business in order to take on the management of the white winemaking aspects of the domaine. All of Domaine Charlopin-Parizot’s vinification processes are carried out in its Gevrey winery, built in 2006.
wine-searcher.com, Oct 2016