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Gevrey Chambertin Wine From France


Gevrey Chambertin Wine From France – a village in Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits district – produces some of the world’s most prestigious and expensive red wines.

The village is home to nine grand cru vineyards, comfortably more than any other Burgundy village.

Eight of these feature “Chambertin” somewhere in their name, in homage to the most respected among them: Chambertin Grand Cru.

The village was originally called just Gevrey, but in 1847 the parish council added the name of the most prestigious local vineyard, Le Chambertin.

This started a trend that ran the length of the Côte d’Or, right down to the “Montrachets” (Puligny and Chassagne) in the south.

There are now 11 Côte d’Or villages whose names refer to their most prestigious vineyard site.

The Gevrey-Chambertin appellation covers more than 2 million bottles of wine per vintage.


Gevrey Chambertin Wine From France – Domaine du Couvent
Gevrey Chambertin Clos du Couvent Monopole

Clear purple juice. Medium body.

Mix of red fruits and exotic notes such as forest floor, clove etc.

Crispy and vibrant acidity.

Grainy tannin.

Higher alcohol contents.


Domaine Duroche Gevrey Chambertin 2020

Dark in colour, but there is no over-extraction.

The fruit is elegantly perfumed and floral, the texture is fresh and lively.

This is the biggest cuvée, coming from 3ha (out of 8.5ha farmed by the domaine) spread over ten parcels.

The grapes are completely destemmed and fermented without sulphur after two or three days maceration.

The wine is aged in 10% new casks.


Gevrey Chambertin Wine From France – Albert Bichot
Gevrey Chambertin Les Evocelles

It has a deep ruby color.

The nose reveals Leg Notes toast and a subtle blend of concentrated red fruits evolving towards vanilla and slightly licorice.

Fine and mineral on the palate it has a balanced structure and good length.

Very good wine to outstanding Medium ruby Pronounced nose Cherry, oak, cloves, strawberry, smoke, raspberry, earthy, mushroom, Medium + acidity, med tanins, medium + finish Elegant balanced wine, it has some more ageing potential


Arnaud Mortet Gevrey Chambertin Ma Cuvee 2020

100% Pinot Noir. 70% from the section below the Grand Crus, close to chalk mother rock.

The vineyards are at the southern end of the appellation, mostly above the road.

They offer quite a different style to the northern vineyards of the Denis Mortet label.

One third whole bunch, 25% new wood.

Clear bright purple, the wood makes an impression to begin with then floral rose and peony notes emerge along with deep red fruit.

Not too deep but with finesse. The oak needs to dial down, which it certainly will.

Indigenous yeast.

Aged in barrel (25% new) for 16 months.

Unfined and unfiltered


Domaine Trapet
Gevrey Chambertin

A wonderfully bottled aged pinot noir, exceptionally smooth on the palette, medium acidity, with the classic instant notes of raspberry cherry strawberry red fruit opening up to the more rare vanilla tobacco and smoke which lingers on the palette.

The nose is fruity, elegant and offers a beautiful finesse of the grain and a very fine richness.

It reveals notes of wild blackberry, violet, small notes of plum, small wild berries associated with fine touches of cherry, liquorice and very fine hints of mild tobacco leaf.

The palate is fruity, well-balanced, racy and offers a beautiful definition, finesse as well as an acidulous/juicy frame.

On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy plum, juicy blackberry associated with fine hints of cassis, violet/cornflower as well as discreet hints of liquorice.

Good length.

Tannins are fine and elegant.


Gevrey Chambertin Wine From France – Arnaud Mortet Gevrey Chambertin Ma Cuvee 2021

The first vintage of this 1859 cuvée was 2019.

The name refers to when Louis Trapet arrived in Gevrey and bought En Derée and Champerriers.

The soils include a lot of silica and drains well.

There is very good genetic material here too, replanted after phylloxera and before 1st World War.

A lively fresh purple colour.

Splendid raspberry and fresh plum fruit with excellent acidity.

Startlingly fine.

Drink from 2026-2033.


Gevrey Chambertin Wine From France – Bouchard Pere & Fils Gevrey Chambertin Les Cazetiers Premier Cru 2018

The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers reveals aromas of red berries, blackberry, rose petals, mint and spices, followed by a medium to full-bodied, supple and elegant palate that’s charming and expressive, with good concentration and beautifully refined tannins.

This, too, is performing very well this year.


Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St-Jacques Premier Cru

40% has been vinified with pedicels, and aged in 30% new wood.

Fresh purple color, with energy to the nose.

Immediately approachable but with considerable weight behind.

Fills the middle of the mouth, suave and sensual, a light touch of white pepper and a long, balanced finish.

The tannins are hiding behind the fruit where they will stay.

A couple of chocolate notes


Gevrey Chambertin Wine From France – Domaine Armand Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos du Chateau Monopole 2018

A silky and intense style, this red packs cherry, currant, floral, licorice and spice flavors into a graceful frame.

Harmonious, with plenty of underlying grip and a vein of minerality that runs through from beginning to end.

Reveals just a hint of blood orange, too, before it plays out on the superlong aftertaste.

Best from 2024.

Gevrey Chambertin Wine From France

Wine style of Gevrey-Chambertin
Although the grand cru wines attract the most attention, those made under the village’s standard Gevrey-Chambertin appellation are held in very high regard.

Just like their big grand cru brothers, all Gevrey-Chambertin wines are made almost exclusively from Pinot Noir.

Widely regarded as being Burgundy’s most full-bodied and structured, the village’s wines have a particular intensity of color, aroma and flavor about them, not to mention impressive longevity.

With a firm backbone, well-made examples can develop in the bottle for several decades.

A Gevry Pinot Noir has a rustic nature and is not overly sophisticated.

These qualities, combined with the village’s solid reputation and relatively large production volumes, have earned Gevrey-Chambertin a reputation as the “king” of Burgundy wines.

Gevrey Chambertin Vneyards

The grand cru vineyards lie just to the south of the village, on the mid-slopes of the Côte d’Or escarpment.

These nine distinct climats, each with its own appellation, collectively occupy a 1640ft-wide (500m) belt between the village and its boundary with Morey-Saint-Denis.

The grand cru climats produce the commune’s most expensive wines. The premier cru vineyards are located just west of the village, on the higher slopes of the Côte d’Or, at elevations of 820–1150ft (250–350m).

The most respected of these are Clos Saint-Jacques and Les Cazetiers, both of which are regularly cited as being of grand cru quality.

To the east and north lie the swathes of village-level vineyards, which produce more wine each year than almost any other Côte d’Or commune.

Gevrey Chambertin Producers

Among the most respected producers of Gevrey-Chambertin wines include Domaine Armand Rousseau, Domaine Fourrier, Domaine Leroy and Domaine Trapet Père et Fils.

Naturally, the large negociant houses include the village in their holdings; the portfolios of Louis Jadot and Domaine Faiveley both feature a Chambertin Grand Cru wine, several premier cru wines and an “entry-level” village wine.

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