Appellation: Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru AOP
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Soil: Clay-limestone soil
A large village in the Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin is also a wine producing village of the Côte d’Or having one of the largest land areas of vines. The soil is limestone with a good proportion of marl clay, giving this wine power and body. A vineyard of hills, Gevrey-Chambertin produces its communal AOC between 240 and 280 meters above sea level. It should also be noted that this vineyard possesses 9 Grands Crus and 26 climates classified as Premiers Crus. Cette appellation possède 26 climats classés en Premier Cru sur 80 ha.
Purchase of grapes coming from vines planted in 1959 on the plots “Sylvie”, “Champerriers”, and “Corvées”. Manual harvest. Maturing in oak barrels (30% new) for 14 months.
Intense garnet color. Aromas of fresh red fruits like gooseberries with some hints of humus on a oak background. Impressive concentration on the palate on a persistant texture. The final is almost rustic with ferm tanins but covered by the dry extract.
The powerful flavors and aromas of this Gevrey-Chambertin call for a somewhat full-flavored and elaborate cuisine such as: lamb, beef bourguignon, fillet of duck, coq au vin… and strong-tasting cheeses such as Livarot, Ami du Chambertin, Epoisses…
Between 13 and 14°C