A Côte de Nuits appellation which takes its name from the village of Gevrey-Chambertin. The appellation extends over 400 hectares, 86 of which are classified as Premier Cru.
100 % Pinot Noir.
The vineyards, facing the rising sun, East/South-East, are located at an altitude between 230 and planted on brown chalky soils. The vines benefit from marls recovered by screes and red limons coming from the plateau. Those gravels offer elegance and finesse to the wines when rich marls with clay and shell fossils bring body and firmness.
Vinification in wooden vats for three weeks followed by maturing in barrels for 14 months, with 40% new oak.
Colour: deep dark ruby red
Nose: aromas of strawberry and blackberry, but also violet and even rose.
Palate: a powerful, rich and full-bodied wine, with liquoriceness, firm structure and velvety tannins.
Massive, yet velvet-smooth, the tannins of gevrey-Chambertin confer power and solidity to the build and contribute to its great longevity. This is a wine for meat-eaters, its gamery notes giving it a particular affinity for game, whether furred or feathered, especialy when the wine is more fully evolved. It also goes superbly with rib steak, lamb (braised or in brown sauce), and all musky, solidly fibrous meats, that need time in the mouth to extract all their savour.It is at ease with all strong cow-milk cheeses (Epoisses, Ami du Chambertin or Cîteaux).
5 to 7 years in good storage conditions.
Drink ideally at a temperature of 15°C. (59°F.)