Charmes-Chambertin Les Mazoyères

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Parcelle(s)

Charmes Chambertin
Surface: 0,735 ha
Geographical situation: parcel in mid-slope
Exposure: East-facing.
Plantings: 1901/1902

Several parcels from around the village are assembled in our Gevrey-Chambertin, in a smooth, fine yet complex combination….Craite-Paille, Goulots, Murot, and Galands mix pure silt with more clayey patches, only slightly calcareous if at all.

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Vines

Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Soil and subsoil: the mineral fraction is particularly varied, with a mixture of pure silt, clayey silt and deep clay. The bottom of the parcel is slightly calcareous, the top not at all. GEST compost.
Planting density: 10 000 vines / ha
Yield: 18,61 hl / ha
Rootstock: massal selection only.
Pest management since 1992
Organic agriculture: since 1998. Received official approval in 1999
Bio-dynamic agriculture since the 2001 campaign.
Training style: Guyot
Vineyard news: Ullage planted out. Earthing-up of the vines in winter. Spraying of nettle and rhubarb, horsetail, yarrow, tansy, comfrey tea during each treatment. Biodynamic preparation of 500 and 501 at the end of the winter and of 501 in spring before the flower. Suckers removed in spring.

* Groupement d'Etude et de Suivi des Terroirs

History

At the foot of the Combe of Lavaux, a cool, deep coomb cut into the hillside as if with a sickle, Gevrey-Chambertin is an enthralling overture to the Symphony of the Grands Crus. The air contains hints of all the themes played by the Pinot Noir down to Santenay, some majestic, others more subtle.

Gevrey-Chambertin, a king among wines, can only bend its knee before an emperor. Napoleon accepted this homage and remained faithful to it. The Count of Las Cases, in his Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène, noted that “For fifteen years the Emperor constantly drank the same wine, which he liked and which we believed was good for him”.


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