(from vines of 50 to 100 years of age situated in Epointures, Combe du Dessus and Les Marchais aged in 65% new wood and vinified with ~60% of the stems). A softly floral component adds a touch of elegance to the overtly sauvage dark berry fruit that also display notes of earth and humus. There is a lovely minerality that adds lift to the very rich and muscular medium weight plus flavors that deliver fine power and excellent length for a villages level wine. In a word, impressive. Drink 2022+
The greatest village in terms of notable grand cru vineyards, Gevrey Chambertin has no less than 9 of them including its most famous Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze, and includes a premier cru vineyard that many people deem grand cru in quality - Clos St. Jacques. It encompasses approximately 400 hectares under vine also making it the largest top quality vineyard area in the Côte de Nuits. Gevrey-Chambertin has many followers who seek out its deeply coloured, robust and textured wines. They are often firmer than the neighbouring appellations of Chambolle Musigny and Vosne Romanée and can take several years to soften once released. Due to its size and reputation, the list of excellent producers is noteworthy and many are worth seeking out.