Gevrey-Chambertin 1° Cru
Cherbaudes, previously a cemetery, comes from a word which means ruin. The soil’s profile is similar to the nearby climates of Clos Haut Prieur and Chapelle-Chambertin. It comprises a gentle slope situated on the east side. The cracked rock allows the roots to plunge deeply down into the earth. The soils are red and chalky with at the top, heaps of lava, representing several layers. Their shallow nature allows for natural drainage.
Petite Chapelle: this name of religious origin recalls the importance of the monks who made wine in Burgundy during the middle ages. Petite Chapelle is only a Premier Cru as the soils offer less natural drainage than Chapelle. The slope is discreet and the soils are full of small stones.
Champonnet: comes from a field that was cultivated by a certain Ponnet. Part of this climate extends into the start to the south side of Gevrey. It comprises good chalky-clay stones from the comb. The soils are compact and rich with clay. At the top, the soil is made lighter by the presence of plenty of gravel. At the bottom, the soils are deeper and offer less drainage. The vineyard is planted over the entire surface area.
Situated at the top of Gevrey, this climate is surrounded by the forest overlooking the slope of the Grands Crus. The temperature is cold in the wintertime. Facing east, the hillside is uneven. Its soil is vegetal but it also comprises some marls.
This is without a doubt the house’s most charming Gevrey-Chambertin. Its straight forward nature, immediately reveals velvet fruitiness and notes with a touch of spice and smoke. It is delicious after just a couple of years ageing.
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