Gevrey-Chambertin Les Evocelles

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Parcelle(s)

Evocelles Côteau Potot
Surface: 0,3566 ha
Geographical situation: parcel in slope.
Exposure: South-facing
Plantings: 1963/1964 1964/1965

Evocelles Bas et Côteau Muet
Surface: 1,4295 ha
Geographical situation: parcel on steepish slope.
Exposure: East-facing.
Plantings: 1901/1902 1934/1935 1944/1945 1963/1964 1964/1965 1969/1970 1970/1971 1971/1972 1972/1973 1976/1977

Evocelles Haut
Surface: 0,8152 ha
Geographical situation: parcel in slope.
Exposure: East-facing.
Plantings: 1939/1940 1964/1965 1965/1966 1970/1971 1971/1972 1972/1973 1974/1975 1984/1985

Evocelles Demi-lune
Surface: 0,1148 ha
Geographical situation: parcel in slope.
Exposure: East-facing.
Plantings: 1964/1965

This, the Domaine’s first vineyard back in 1966, is dear to our hearts. Its name derives from Les Brosselles, which meant a patch of scrubland. This climat is ideally located in the wildest, most unpretentious part of the village. The vines are on a steep east-south-east slope, with just the right degree of calcareous soil, a dream plot... .

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Vines

Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Soil and subsoil: clayey silt near the surface, pure silt beneath (Coteau Potot). Pure silt on the Evocelles Bas and Evocelles Haut parcels. Slightly calcareous (benefiting from the advantages of calcareous soil, without suffering from the drawbacks). GEST* compost.
Planting density: 10 000 vines / ha
Total surface: 2,72 ha
Yield: 36,38 hl / ha
Rootstock: 90 % of massal selection and 10 % of clones.
Pest management since 1992.
Organic agriculture. Received official approval in 2001.
Horse ploughing
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

Gevrey-Chambertin wine originates from the village of the same name, or the neighbouring locality of Brochon, which have identical terroirs. The original name, Les Brosselles, designated an area of scrubland, but long ago vines were planted and the name became Les Evocelles. It is Brochon’s most exceptional and best-known climat, ideally located in the edge of a coomb near the top of the slope. Its exposure and location are often compared to Les Ruchottes-Chambertin, and indeed the two wild, unpretentious climats have strong resemblances. The remains of age-old walls run down the slope, intermingled with old murgers, which are piles of stones removed from the vines over the centuries by generations of winegrowers.


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