Gevrey-Chambertin

Style – black fruit, dense, mineral, powerful, long-lived

The village of Gevrey Chambertin produces the most wine of all the villages in the Côte-d`Or, with 454 hectares under vine. It is located north of Morey St Denis, just 14km south of Dijon and produces some of the most deeply coloured, weighty and full-bodied pinots in the whole of Burgundy. The best wines are some of the most age-worthy examples of Pinot found anywhere in the world, and it is certainly one of the most exciting villages in the Côte de Nuits at the moment. The soils are predominantly clay with a high proportion of iron, which translates to body and firmness in the resulting wine, and gives great ageing potential. Gevrey was the first village to add the name of its greatest vineyard, Chambertin, with the village name in 1847, a trend which was followed by most other villages.

There are 315 hectares of village Gevrey, 84 hectares of premier cru (20 in total) and 55 hectares of grand cru vineyards, from nine vineyards. Chambertin, Clos de Beze, Latricieres Chambertin, Mazis Chambertin, Ruchottes-Chambertin, Mazoyeres Chambertin, Chapelle Chambertin, Charmes Chambertin and Griottes Chambertin. Chambertin and Clos de Bèze are the most esteemed of the grand cru, the former often showing better in youth, but with time Chambertin rounds out and is often more powerful. Gevrey also has some stand out premier crus, the best of which are often said to be better than certain grand crus. Ones to note are Clos St Jacques, Lavaux St Jacques, and Combottes, that are situated on south east facing slopes above the town, on shallow brown limestone soil. The village of Brochon is an extension of Gevrey Chambertin and is included within the appellation.

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