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Gevrey-Chambertin

Village appellation in the Burgundian area Cote de Nuits, which is named after the community of the same name. This borders the municipality in the south Morey-Saint-Denis, The total area of vines covers around 500 hectares, including some vineyards in the neighboring municipality of Brochon. In 1847 Gevrey added the name Chambertin to the place name, which is the name of the most famous and best location on the Côte d'Or. A Chambertin red wine was one of those favorite wines of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). That is why it is also called "King of Wine, Wine of Kings". A large part of the vineyards belonged to the as early as the 13th century Benedictines the southeast of Mâcon Cluny Abbey. Here are the best red wines of the Burgundy from mainly Pinot Noir with shares of Pinot gris and Pinot Liébault vinified. These wines are storable for many decades and mostly even darker than many other Burgundian communities. The most outstanding come from the nine Grand Cru locations. Chambertin is so well known and famous as a location that all other eight grand crus (legally) have also attached this name to theirs.

Gevrey-Chambertin - Church of St. Aignan 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 Mazoyères can therefore on the label also Mazoyères - Chambertin appear), 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 Clos de Bèze vineyard may also be labeled Chambertin (this vineyard is located afterwards), but the reverse is not true. These two locations are also considered the very 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-Haut , Clos Saint-Jacques 6.7 ha), Combe au Moine (4.7 ha), Craipillot, En Ergot, Estournelles-Saint-Jacques, Fonteny, Issarts, La Bossière, La Perrière, La Romanée, Lavaut Saint-Jacques ( 10 ha), Les Cazetiers, Les Corbeaux (3 ha), 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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