Gevrey-Chambertin

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Parcelle(s)

La Justice + Craite-Paille
Surface: 1,6307 ha
Geographical situation: flat parcel.
Exposure: East-facing.
Plantings: 1965/1966

Les Galands
Surface: 0,5798 ha
Geographical situation: flat parcel.
Exposure: East-facing.
Plantings: 1949/1950 1971/1972 1979/1980

Les Murots
Surface: 0,2355 ha
Geographical situation: flat parcel.
Exposure: East-facing.
Plantings: 1954/1955 1969/1970

Les Goulots
Surface: 0,1575 ha
Geographical situation: parcel on slope
Exposure: East-facing.
Plantings: 1971/1972

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
Total surface: 2,60 ha
Yield: 33,38 hl / ha
Rootstock: massal selection only.
Pest management since 1992
Organic agriculture. Received official approval in 1999.
Training style: Guyot
Vineyard news: Earthing-up of the vines in winter. Spraying of nettle and rhubarb, horsetail, yarrow, tansy, comfrey tea during each treatment. 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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