Production area

A large village at the beginning of the Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin has one of the biggest vineyard areas : no fewer than 402,72 hectares in production, 85,50 of which are Grand Cru. No fewer than 9 Grands Crus originate here, including Charmes-Chambertin (28,43 ha) and Mazoyères-Chambertin (1,82 ha), which can be grouped together under the name of Charmes-Chambertin.

Origins

This climat descends for some of its length towards the RN74 road: its location in the Côte is an exceptional one as a result of its thin, pebbly soil with a very high proportion of active limestone – a most propitious environment in which to produce fine wine.

Varietal

100% Pinot Noir

Vinification and maturing

The grapes are hand harvested, entirely destemmed and vatted by means of gravity. Maceration lasts around 3 weeks with more or less frequent cap trading “by foot”. The wine is matured for 15 months in casks (20% new wood).

Tasting notes

COLOUR : Ruby, wine a fine sparkle.
NOSE : Intense and very expansive, with black berries.
PALATE : Fine, full texture with very unctuous tannins.

Food and wine pairing

Perfect with game animals (grilled or in wine sauce), lamb, coq au vin, rib steack and cheeses like Epoisses, Langres or Munster.

Serving suggestions

15 to 16°C

Ageing potential

15 years and more

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