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Gevrey-Chambertin

The Bourgogne winegrowing region produces great wines with historical and international renown.
Although the most famous may be the Premiers and Grands Crus, there are also many wonderful appellations Régionales and Village for you to discover.
With 84 appellations to explore, your adventure has only just begun!

For many years, the Bourgogne winegrowing region has claimed to have around 100 AOCs. However, there are in fact 84 AOCs. The rest made up by the Dénominations Géographiques Complémentaires (DGCs) within the Bourgogne AOC.  

Wine Characteristics


In the first flush of youth their color is a bright ruby, turning to deep carmine or dark cerise with age. Strawberry, mulberry, violet, mignonette, and rose all help to make up their bouquet of spontaneous aromas. More maturity brings out liquorices, leather and fur, with gamey notes and hints of underbrush. On the palate, they impress by their firm structure, velvety tannins and delicate texture. These wines are everything a great Bourgogne should be: fullbodied, powerful, rich, and meaty. They have both body and spirit. Pleasant when drunk young “on the fruit”, they are nevertheless first and foremost wines for aging, often for long periods. As such, they make an excellent basis for comparing different vintages.

Wine Steward’s Tip

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-eater, its gamey notes giving it a particular affinity for game, whether furred or feathered, especially 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. Some gourmets will even serve it with a fillet of pikeperch or tuna in red-wine sauce. It is at ease with all strong cow-milk cheeses, in particular Époisses, Ami du Chambertin (a local specialty) or Cîteaux (a near neighbour).
Serving temperature: 15 to 16°C.
 

Situation

For travellers coming from Dijon, Gevrey-Chambertin is where Bourgogne’s Elysian Fields begin. At the entrance to the hollowed hill of Lavaux, a château - once a property of the monks of Cluny - resembles a fortified wine-cellar.
The canons of Langres, too, were for a long time guardians of these vineyards which can be dated back to the year 640 AD, evidence of a long and intimate involvement in the history of Bourgogne’s wine industry. Gevrey-Chambertin forms a kind of guard of honour to a set of fabulous Grands Crus whose crown jewels are Chambertin and Clos de Bèze. The appellation dates from September 1936. The village of Brochon is an extension of Gevrey-Chambertin, sharing the same characteristics. The Pinot Noir is at its peak performance here.
 

Terroirs


The Premiers Crus occupy the upper portion of the Côte at heights of between 280 and 380 metres (brown limestone soils, rather shallow). Below are the appellation Village vines on brown calcic or limey soils. The vines also reap the benefit of marls covered with screes and red silt washed down from the plateau.
These stony mixtures confer elegance and delicacy on the wine while the clayey marls, which contain rich deposits of fossil shell-fish, add body and firmness.
Exposures vary from east to south-east.

The Côte de Nuits explained by Jean-Pierre Renard 

La Côte de Nuits as seen by Véronique Drouhin 


 

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits" for this appellation

"Climats" classified as 1er Cru

  • Au Closeau
  • Aux Combottes
  • Bel Air
  • Champeaux
  • Champonnet 
  • Cherbaudes
  • Clos des Varoilles
  • Clos du Chapitre
  • Clos Prieur 
  • Clos Saint-Jacques
  • Combe au Moine
  • Craipillot 
  • En Ergot 
  • Estournelles-Saint-Jacques
  • Fonteny 
  • Issarts
  • La Bossière
  • La Perrière
  • La Romanée
  • Lavaut Saint-Jacques
  • Les Cazetiers
  • Les Corbeaux
  • Les Goulots
  • Petite Chapelle
  • Petits Cazetiers
  • Poissenot

Lieux-dits

  • Au Prunier
  • Au Vellé
  • Aux Corvées
  • Aux Echezeaux
  • Aux Etelois
  • Baraques
  • Billard
  • Carougeot
  • Champ
  • Champ Franc
  • Champerrier du Bas
  • Champerrier du Dessus
  • Champs-Chenys
  • Charreux
  • Chazière
  • Chéseaux
  • Clos Prieur-Bas
  • Combe de Lavaux
  • Combes du Bas
  • Combes du Dessus
  • Craite-Paille
  • Creux Brouillard
  • Croix des Champs
  • En Champs
  • En Dérée
  • En Pallud
  • En Songe
  • En Vosne
  • Es Murots
  • Grandes Rayes
  • Grands Champs
  • Jouise
  • La Bossière
  • La Brunelle
  • La Burie
  • La Justice
  • La Marie
  • La Nouroy
  • La Platière
  • Le Carré Rougeaud
  • Le Créot
  • Le Fourneau
  • Les Cercueils
  • Les Champs Perriers
  • Les Crais
  • Les Croisettes
  • Les Epointures
  • Les Evocelles
  • Les Gueulepines
  • Les Jeunes Rois
  • Les Journaux
  • Les Marchais
  • Les Seuvrées
  • Meix des Ouches
  • Meix-Bas
  • Mévelle
  • Pince-Vin
  • Pressonnier
  • Puits de la Baraque
  • Reniard
  • Roncevie
  • Sylvie
  • Tamisot
  • Vignes Belles
  • Village

Bourgogne appellations

  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region

    VIGNOBLE DE LA CÔTE DE NUITS

  • Information

    Appellation Village of the Côte de Nuits region (Côte-d’Or).
    This appellation includes 26 Premiers Crus Climats.
    Producing communes: Gevrey-Chambertin, Brochon.
    The commune of Gevrey-Chambertin also produces 9 appellations Grands Crus (see Appellation sheets N°25).
    On the label, the appellations GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN and GEVREYCHAMBERTIN PREMIER CRU may be followed by the name of the Climat of origin.
     

  • Production surface area

    Area under production*:
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m² = 24 ouvrées.
    402.72 ha (including 80.52 ha Premier Cru).
     

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Red wines only - Pinot Noir

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