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Gevrey-Chambertin

Village appellation in the Burgundian area Côte de Nuits, which is named after the parish of the same name. This borders the municipality to the south Morey-Saint-Denis, The total vineyard area is about 500 hectares, including some of the neighboring Brochon vineyards. In 1847 Gevrey added the place name Chambertin, which is the name of the most famous and best location on the Côte d'Or. A Chambertin red wine was also among the favorite wines from Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). Therefore, this is also called "King of Wines, Wine of Kings". A large part of the vineyards belonged to the 13th century Benedictines the southeast of Mâcon lying Abbey Cluny. Here are the best red wines of the Burgundy mainly Pinot Noir with, where appropriate, shares of Pinot gris and Pinot Liébault vinified. These wines can be stored for many decades and are usually darker than many other Burgundian communities. The most outstanding are from the nine Grand Cru locations. Chambertin is so well-known and famous as a location that all the other eight Grand-Crus (legally) have this name attached to theirs.

Gevrey-Chambertin - St Aignan church and castle

The Grands Crus are Chambertin (13 ha), Chambertin-Clos de Bèze (15 ha), Chapelle-Chambertin (5.4 ha), Charmes-Chambertin (32 ha, a part of the vineyard is called Mazoyères, therefore, on the label also Mazoyères -Chambertin ), Griotte-Chambertin (5.5 ha), Latricières-Chambertin (7 ha), Mazis-Chambertin (13 ha, also Mazy-Chambertin) and Ruchottes-Chambertin (3.5 ha). The wine from the situation Clos de Bèze may also be labeled as Chambertin (this situation is subsequently), but the reverse is not true. These two locations are also considered the best in the area, if not Burgundy.

The Premiers Crus cover a total of 85 hectares of vineyards. These are Au Closeau, Aux Combottes, Bel Air, Cazetiers (9 ha), Champeaux (6,7 ha), Champonnet (3,2 ha), Cherbaudes, Clos des Varoilles, Clos du Chapitre, Clos Prieur, Clos Prieur skin , Clos Saint-Jacques 6,7 ha), Combe au Moine (4,7 ha), Craipillot, En Ergot, Estournelles-Saint-Jacques, Fonteny, Issarts, La Bossiere, La Perrière, La Romanée, Lavaut Saint-Jacques ( 10 hectares), Les Cazetiers, Les Corbeaux (3 hectares), Les Goulots, Petite Chapelle, Petits Cazetiers and Poissenot. Well-known producers with Grand Cru and / or Premier Crus locations are Bachelet, Bichot (Domaine du Clos Frantin), Bouchard Père et Fils, Burguet, Joseph Drouhin. Dugat Claude, Dugat-Py, Domaine Dujac, Fréderic Esmonin, Michel Esmonin, Faiveley, Jadot, Herezstyn, Domaine Leroy, Maume, Mortet, Roty, Rousseau, Serafin and Varoilles.

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